He is a former captain of Indian cricket team. He is India’s most successful test captain, with India winning 21 of 49 tests played under his captaincy.An aggressive captain, Ganguly is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him

Retiring – with a golden career, a major hand in India’s success in recent past in cricket.Reason behind building a new genration Indian cricket team. He was a born leader and had a career like of a Maharaj.After lot of criticisem when he was dropped, he came back and back with a band.

Full name Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born 8 July 1972 (1972-07-08) (age 36)
Calcutta, Bengal, India
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Snehasish Ganguly (Brother)
International information
Test debut (cap 207) 20 June 1996: v England
Last Test 8 August 2008: v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 84) 11 January 1992: v West Indies
Last ODI 15 November 2007: v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1989/90–2006/07 Bengal
2000 Lancashire
2005 Glamorgan
2006 Northamptonshire
2008–present Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Tests ODI FC List A
Matches 109 311 236 423
Runs scored 6,888 11,363 14,520 15,161
Batting average 41.74 41.02 43.86 41.53
100s/50s 15/34 22/72 30/83 31/93
Top score 239 183 239 183
Balls bowled 3,117 4,561 10,908 7,949
Wickets 32 100 164 168
Bowling average 52.53 38.49 36.60 38.41
5 wickets in innings 0 2 4 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/28 5/16 6/46 5/16
Catches/stumpings 71/– 100/– 166/– 129/–

In 2004, he was awarded the Padma Shri.

3 thoughts on “Sourav Ganguly Retiring

  1. my favorite cricketer …. Bengal Tiger …. Souabh Ganguly ….. positive was his attitude …. aggression was his passion … winning was his desire …. and success .. his hunger ….

    such a strong personality in Indian Cricket….. Dada , you have given a lot to Indian cricket … added a number of stars in Indian glory ….. the vacuum created on your retirement can , undoubtedly , never be filled by anyone else …. You were the one of your kind … and will remain to be one ….

  2. my favorite cricketer …. Bengal Tiger …. Sourabh Ganguly ….. positive was his attitude …. aggression was his passion … winning was his desire …. and success .. his hunger ….

    such a strong personality in Indian Cricket….. Dada , you have given a lot to Indian cricket … added a number of stars in Indian glory ….. the vacuum created on your retirement can , undoubtedly , never be filled by anyone else …. You were the one of your kind … and will remain to be one ….

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