Sourav Chandidas Ganguly who is known as "The prince of Kolkata". The Prince has lots of sobriquet like Bengal Tiger, Maharaja, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince but he is most famous with Dada interpretation of this word is "Brother" in Bangla".Maharaja was born like maharaja with a golden spoon and he had spent an immensely sybaritic childhood and the born date was 8th of July 1972 in Behela,Kolkata.
St Xavier’s Collage Kolkata one of prestigious college in Kalkata and the great Bengal tiger was studied there. At year of eighties Kolkata was full of football supporter, for this point of view his first choice was also football. Although he was a great fan of football, so his favorite sport was football but academic education came in-between his love for sports. When he got some abandoned on the way of his loving sport of football he inspired by his elder brother for the cricket, at that time his elder brother was a Bengal Cricket plyer. He supported Ganguly to be a cricketer and helped him to ask their father, to give him a chance to enrolled incricket, and send him to cricket coaching camp. His father gave him the chance and he took it very respectively and he made himsel fan accomplished left-handed batsman for the Bengal.
Sice that time he played lots off cricket in inter school but his first great opportunity was the captain of his School’s Cricket Team, when he scored 100 against the Orissa under-15 side. Indian most prestige’s tournament for the cricket is Ranji and Duleep trophies. The aggressive left-handed batsman"God of the Off Side" performed fantastic scored both tournament.
So against England , he got his second chance, and he entered in international cricketing arena again after the frailer of his ODI debut 1992 against West-indies and he cemented his carrier by scoring 131 at his second chance. He made his place in national team more secure and obligate member after his successful performances in series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia, by winning the Man of the Match awards. After that, there was no looking back for the prince of Kalkata. Along his carrier he was regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern time. He captained in the one-day cricket team from 2000 to 2005. 1999 Cricket World Cup , Indian people and all over the world cricket lover seen, an Indian can be adevastating cricketer in ODI. Ganguly made these impossible things possible he set the record for the highest score by an Indian and the second highest ever in world cup history with183 runs off just 158 balls.
Ganguly was good as an individual scorer, as well as partnership maker. His best score in partnership is 318-run with Rahul Dravid which proved to be the highest ever in world cup and the second highest ever in ODI cricket history. He and Sachin Tendulkar formed one of the most successful opening pairs in modern-day of cricket.
During his captained time, he led India to the world cup finals in 2003. But Ganguly and people of India's seen their all hopes wash way and Australia showed them how to winning the world cup, by cricketing skills. During his captaincy , team India managed to win 42.86% Matches or 21 out of 49. He is the first captain of India's who won 12 overseas test matches, that was a record for the Indian cricket team.
But every human face ups and downs in their life, so as Ganguly, in October 2005 he faces his down life, at that time he was drop from the team for his poor performances in a series. Then he got the name " The Warrior Prince" he came back very strongly at national side and it was in 2006. He was retired from the national side but he remained an active player in the domestic circuit even three years after his retirement. He played for Ranji trophy until 2012 he plays with sporadic success.
Ganguly joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2008. During his period, he became the fourth player who achieve 11,000 ODI runs. Before reaching 11,000, he made Some record for the Indian cricket teamas well as for the world.
He was the second fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs and second fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs(Later Broke by AB DeVilliers of South Africa 2017) and over 7,000 runs in Test cricket(Test batting average never went below 40) too. He is the eighth highest run-scorer in ODI history and second among the Indians, with 11,363 runs. He is the only cricketer who won fourman of the match awards in sequent in ODI Cricket. Dada wasn't Only a batsman, but also a good fielder and also an very good all-rounder and he is the world fifthplayer who achieved 100 wickets & 100 catches in ODI cricket. After all this year he achieved immense popularity with some ugly controversies. His most famous controversy was difference argue with coach “Greg Chappell“.
Coach charged him of demoralizing the team, being panicky, self-centered, feigningand using a divide and rule policy to favor some to the detriment of others.After all ofimmense popularity or famous controversy he has the most sensational cricketing careers which is set to be written in golden bold letters in world cricket history.
Personal Life of Sourav Ganguly was very simple, he has only one elder brother Snehasish Ganguly who helped him to became the great Ganguly. Their parents name is father Chandidas Ganguly and mother Nirupa Ganguly. Chandidas Ganguly was one of the richest manin Kolkata, who had been running a flourishing print business. Chandidas Ganguly was suffering for illness, he died at the age of 73 on 23-Feb-2013.Sourav is caring father he has only one daughter her name is sana Ganguly, and his wife name is Dona. They were lover from the neighbors and also a childhood friend. In his married life, there was a little controversy, and that was, their family were sworn enemies at that time but later their family member accepted the marriage and a formal wedding took place in February 1997.When he was 23 years and Dona was 17 years old. Right now she is a house wife but she was a Odissi dancer. Now Dada doing some fantastic media work. His media life also like a prince. The name of his show is ''Dada Giri" and this show has great TRP. But he was a cricketer, so will never leave cricket that’s why he doingcommentaryand President of Editorial Board with Wisden India.
SOURAV GANGULY CAREER STATISTICS
Test Debut England v India at Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, June 20, 1996
Last Test India v Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, November 6, 2008
ODI Debut India v West Indies at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, January 11, 1992 Last ODI India v Pakistan at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior,
The price of Kalkata played 113 test mactch and scroed 7121 runs with amazing average of 42.17 with decorated by 16 hunderds and 35 fifties. He made wonderful double century against Pakistan 239 which is hig heighst test mach score at an inning. Sourav ganguly was alos know for his effective slow medium bowling at the crutial momnet of the game. In test match he took 32 wickets with the average of 52.35 and best bowling performance is 3 for 28.
In the ODI, prince of kalkata played 311 ODI mactchs and scroed 11363 runs with amazing average of 44.18 with decorated by 33 hunderds and 89 fifties. He made wonderful century against Sri Lanka at 1999 world cup at england 183 which is hig heighst ODI mach. Sourav ganguly was alos know for his effective slow medium bowling at the crutial momnet of the game. In ODI match he took 167 wickets with the average of 36.52 and best bowling performance is 6 for 46.
in the roller coaster carrier gangulay has faced several phase of life. After winning the Netwest trouphy at England . He took off his shirt and made big statement to world cricket that Indian is no longer ramin as a passnger of the crickt bus. No they want to drive in won style. After that incident English media looking him as a enemy and made several attacking comment but Dada reamin cool and said.
" People will support you, people will criticize you. When you cross the rope everything is about you".
His famious shirt been displayed at the London as a symbol of courage.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the four members of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council, responsible for all the functions of the tournament. He was appointed by Supreme Court in January 2016. He is also a member of Technical Committee, Indian Premier League. As well he also played the role of selector of Indian coaching stuff.