Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Sourav  Chandidas Ganguly
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (/sSu:r@v Gengu:ljor (listen) Natively known as Gangopadhyay born on July 8, 1972) is affectionately referred to by the name Dada (meaning "elder brother" in Bengali)
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (/sSu:r@v Gengu:ljor (listen) Natively known as Gangopadhyay born on July 8, 1972) is affectionately referred to by the name Dada (meaning "elder brother" in Bengali) is a Indian cricket official, commentator and former captain of the national team who is currently the 39th head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is often referred to as Maharaja for Indian Cricket. whom? In his time playing, Ganguly established himself as one of the top batsmen, and was also one of many captains who have been successful for the Indian national cricket team. In his playing, he was particularly efficient in off-side and was able to earn himself the name God off the Off Side because of his graceful stroke play, squared off of the wicket and under the cover.
As a cricketer , he played as a left-handed opener batsman. He was also Captain for the Indian national team. He was elected a BCCI president in the year 2019. BCCI in the year 2019. and also President of the editorial committee along with Wisden India. Before being elected the president of the BCCI He was also the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, the governing body of cricket played in West Bengal, India.
Ganguly was introduced to the cricket world by his older brother, Snehasish. He started his career playing for state and school teams. After participating in various Indian national tournaments, including and the Ranji and Duleep trophy, Ganguly got his big-break when he was playing for India during their tour to England. He scored 131 runs and affirmed his spot as a member of India's Indian team. His place as a player was confirmed due to his performance in the matches with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia and he was awarded one of the The Man of the Match awards. In 1999's Cricket World Cup, he was part of a team of 318 runs alongside Rahul Dravid. It is the top overall partnership score in World Cup tournament history.
Because of the match-fixing scandals committed by other players in the team, and due to his health issues, Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar was forced to quit the team and Ganguly was appointed Captain of the Indian cricket team. Ganguly was then the subject of criticism from the media following his unsatisfactory stint with the county team Durham and also for removing his shirt during the final match of the 2002 NatWest Series. He played India to in the World Cup final in 2003. World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia. Due to a drop in his individual performances, the player was removed from the team the year following. He was able to return in team National team in the year 2006 and put on a successful batting display.
At the time the incident erupted into an argument with Indian manager Greg Chappell over several misunderstandings. Ganguly was subsequently removed from the team. However, the team was chosen to participate at the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He is considered to be one of the most successful Indian captains of the modern era and is one of the best ODI batsmen ever. At present, he is the eighth highest scorer of One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and was the third batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark in the same year, following Sachin Tendulkar as well as Inzamam Ul Haq. In 2002, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack named him as the 6th greatest ODI batsman of all time, second only to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan.
Ganguly was a member of his place in Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in the year 2008. The following year, following an international home test series against Australia He announced his decision to retire in international cricket. He continued to participate in the Bengal team, and was later appointed as the chairperson of the Cricket Association of Bengal's Cricket Development Committee. Left-handed Ganguly was an extremely successful One Day International (ODI) batsman with more than 11,000 ODI runs to his name. He is among the top-performing Indian Test captains of all time having won 21 of 49 tests. Sourav Ganguly was the top-performing Indian test captain in the world with 11 victories. He is the captain of the Indian cricket team was as eighth by the ICC rankings prior to his appointment as the captain. During his direction, the rank of the team was raised to second. A ferocious captain, Ganguly is acknowledged for having helped develop the careers of a number of youngsters who played under his leadership, as well as transforming his Indian team into a tough fighting team.
Alongside Harshavardhan Neotia Sanjiv Goenka, as well as Utsav Parekh Ganguly is the owner of Atletico de Kolkata, a franchise of the Indian Super League, which won its first season in 2014. He also served as the brand ambassador for I-League team Mohammedan Sporting.
Ganguly was given with the Padma Shri in 2004, one of the highest civilian honours. Ganguly was conferred by the Banga Bibhushan Award from the Government of West Bengal on 20 May 2013.
Ganguly is currently part of Supreme Court of India appointed Justice Mudgal Committee probe panel for the IPL Spot fixing and betting scandal's investigations.
Sourav Ganguly was born the 8th of July 1972 in Calcutta in Calcutta, and is the daughter of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly. Chandidas had a flourishing printing business and was among the richest people around the capital city. Ganguly enjoyed a lavish childhood and was dubbed"Maharaja" which means the King of Kings. The father of Ganguly Chandidas Ganguly died at the age of 73 on the 21st of February 2013, following a lengthy illness.
Since the sport that was the most loved by the inhabitants in Calcutta included football. Ganguly began to be drawn by the sport. But, the academics weighed in his passion for sport and Nirupa was not supportive of Ganguly's choice to take up the game of cricket, or even any sports as profession. At the time his older brother Snehasish was an established cricketer with his Bengal cricket club. He backed Ganguly's desire to become a cricketer. He requested their father to enroll Ganguly to join the cricket coaching program during the summer vacations of his. Ganguly was in 10th grade at the moment.
Even though he is right-handed He was taught to bat left-handed in order that the brother could use his sporting equipment. When he began to show some potential as a batsman the academy he attended was an academy for cricket. An indoor multi-gym with a concrete wicket were constructed at their house which meant that both he as well as Snehasish could play the game. They would watch several old cricket match footage particularly the games that David Gower played, whom Ganguly loved. After scoring 100 in the match against Orissa Under-15 team and was named captain of the St Xavier's School's cricket team. Several of his players complained about what they believed was his arrogance. While playing with a junior team Ganguly refused to serve as the 12th man as it was his belief that the tasks that were required, including arranging drinks and equipment for the players, as well as delivering messages, were in violation of the social status of his. Ganguly reportedly refused to perform the tasks because he thought it to be a violation of his social standing to help his fellow players in this way. But his exemplary play gave him the chance to make his first-class debut with Bengal the year 1989. It was which was the year in which his brother was sacked from the team.
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