Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) may have won the T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy, but despite this he is confronted by an Indian captain who, despite not winning all these trophies, holds a special place in the hearts of the fans. is.
It is being talked about Sourav Ganguly, former Captain of Team India, who is celebrating his 48th birthday today. Sourav Ganguly led Indian cricket from the floor to the arsenal. He showed such a path, after which Team India’s condition, direction and thinking changed completely. Let us tell you what Sourav Ganguly gave to Indian cricket?
How did Ganguly become a grandfather?
Although Dada means elder brother in Bengali, but Sourav Ganguly was a domineering type of domineering. The team India used to play very quiet kind of cricket in the 90s. Ganguly changed his mind after becoming captain. It was Ganguly who gave Team India the mantra to play aggressive cricket. This is the reason why Team India, which is called a lion at home, started winning the series abroad as well.
Sourav Ganguly became the first Indian captain to win more than 20 Test matches to Team India. Team India won 21 Test matches under the captaincy of Ganguly. Although this figure was beaten first by Dhoni and then by Virat Kohli, but believe it, the way Ganguly created a new thinking in the new team is really worth it.
Interesting things related to Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly loves left-handed batsmen. It is said that he has got the figures of every left-handed batsman in the world. Ganguly himself is considered to be the greatest left-handed batsman of India, but did you know that Ganguly used to play with the right hand earlier. But his brother Snehasish used to do all the work with the left hand and seeing him, Ganguly started playing with the left hand.
Sourav Ganguly’s first love was football but elder brother Snehasish inspired him for cricket. Incidentally, Ganguly later replaced his elder brother Snehasish in the Bengal Ranji team.
Amazing test debut
Sourav Ganguly made his Test debut in the historic ground of Lord’s in 1996. Ganguly played a brilliant innings of 131 runs in the first match. He became the third batsman in the world to score a century in the first Test itself. Let me tell you that Sachin Tendulkar could not score a century on the historic ground of Lord’s in his entire career, but Dada showed it in a debut match.
However, Sourav Ganguly has made a very special record with Sachin, which no one can break till today. Sachin and Sourav Ganguly have the world record of highest run partnership in ODI cricket. These two veterans have shared 8277 runs in 176 ODIs.
Sourav Ganguly scored 7212 runs in 113 Tests for India, scoring 16 centuries with his bat. In ODIs too, Ganguly scored 11,363 runs in 311 matches and scored a total of 22 centuries. Apart from this, Ganguly also has 100 wickets in ODIs and 32 wickets in Tests.