DADA of Indian Cricket

Born on July 8, 1972, former India captain Sourav Ganguly turned 47 on July 8. Affectionately referred to as ‘Dada’, Ganguly is one among Indian Cricket’s most iconic people.

Sourav Ganguly transformed the strength of Indian cricket with his unparallel command, strenuous strategy and exceptional batting abilities.

Sourav Ganguly manufactured his Test debut against England and also went onto register a century at Lord’s. Ganguly obtained the nickname God of off side’ because of his supreme skill of playing shots on the off side.

With 11 ,363 runs in 311 ODIs, Ganguly is at present the 3rd highest run-scorer for India in the 50-over-format. Sourav Ganguly enjoyed great camaraderie with Sachin Tendulkar and both went onto build 6,609 runs in 136 matches which includes 21 century partnerships and 23 half-century partnerships.

Sourav Ganguly was given over the captaincy of Indian team in 2000, when Indian Cricket was experiencing a phase of havoc. Ganguly modified the attitude of Indian players and injected the perception to win internationally and play the game with an aggressive method.

As a captain, Ganguly is India’s combined successful skipper in foreign lands. He drew a Test series in England and Australia as well beat Pakistan at their home ground.

Ganguly headed the team to its firstly series triumph against South Africa. He also efficiently headed the team to the finals of the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy.

Ganguly’s shirtless celebrations at the Lord’s balcony after India’s Natwest tri-series win over England is one among the most iconic moments in the record of Indian Cricket. Moreover, he unique led India to the final of the 2003 World Cup.

Sourav Ganguly is the pioneer of the fearless cricket Indian Team plays today and his contribution to the Indian Cricket is Phenomenal.

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