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Sourav Ganguly Sourav Ganguly DOB: 8 July 1972

A charismatic batsman, a diligent and a fearless leader, a cricketer who wore his heart on his sleeve, Sourav Ganguly is undoubtedly India's true 'Dada'. Born on July 8, 1972, Ganguly hails from Kolkata, Bengal and since he bursting onto the scene with his ODI debut for India in 1992, Ganguly ensured that he left no stone unturned in a glorious career. Since then, the southpaw has always delivered on field with his performances till he retired in October, 2008. Ganguly led a side which consisted of India's greatest and with them he created a new evolution in Indian cricket. His tenure as captain has to be one of the greatest periods in Indian cricket history where he led India to various victories around the world. Dada, as fondly known by all, has played 113 Tests which includes 16 centuries along with a double ton. He is also amongst the few Indian cricketers who have crossed the 10K run-mark in One Day cricket. He has 22 ODI centuries to his name. The 2002 NatWest series against England at Lord's will one of the most memorable victories for Ganguly when he took off and flung his jersey around in glee at the Lord's stands. Post-retirement, Ganguly has been at the helm of cricketing affairs for Bengal and is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He was also awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India in 2004.

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Siddarth Kaul names Ganguly, Dhoni as his all-time favourite captains

Sports | May 29, 2021, 02:20 PM IST

Fast bowler Siddarth Kaul named former Indian captains Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his all-time favourite skippers. He said that Ganguly was aggressive on the field, while Dhoni was a cool presence.

Bengal polls: Sourav Ganguly casts vote in South 24 Parganas

News | Apr 10, 2021, 05:20 PM IST

In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Behala constituency of South 24 Parganas district.

Sourav Ganguly taken to hospital following complaint of chest pain in Kolkata

News | Jan 27, 2021, 08:00 PM IST

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief and former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly taken to Apollo Hospital in Kolkata on Jan 27 after he complained of chest pain. More details are awaited. Recently, he had undergone angioplasty after suffering a 'mild heart attack'.

Anurag Thakur visits Woodlands Hospital to see Sourav Ganguly

Sports | Jan 04, 2021, 07:13 PM IST

Union Minister Anurag Thakur visited Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata to inquire about health condition of Sourav Ganguly.

'Get Well Soon Dada': Sand artist wishes speedy recovery for Ganguly

News | Jan 02, 2021, 11:08 PM IST

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik made a sand art to express his emotions for Sourav Ganguly who was hospitalised after a minor cardiac arrest.

Kurukshetra : West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Reaches Hospital To Meet Sourav Ganguly

Kurukshetra | Jan 02, 2021, 11:46 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived at Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata on Saturday to meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly who was admitted at the hospital after he complained of chest pain.

Experts back Rishabh Pant to come good, call for some patience

Cricket Ki Baat | Nov 09, 2019, 01:57 PM IST

BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly called for patience regarding Rishabh Pant and said he will come good with time.

Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI President, will speak to Virat Kohli tomorrow

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 23, 2019, 11:59 PM IST

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has formally taken over as the president of BCCI. He addressed the various aspects prevalent in Indian cricket and also revealed that he will talk to current Indian captain, Virat Kohli tomorrow.

Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president

News | Oct 23, 2019, 01:30 PM IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took over as the BCCI's 39th president, becoming the biggest name to head the world's richest cricket board.

Exclusive | No scope of cricket left after Pulwama attack, strong message should be sent to Pakistan: Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Ki Baat | Feb 20, 2019, 08:21 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly opened up on IndiaTV's "Cricket Ki Baat" show regarding the deadly Pulwama terror attack and said that India should not play cricket with Pakistan anymore.

Sourav Ganguly declares Riahabh Pant as 'next superstar' of Indian cricket

Aaj Ki Baat | Jan 07, 2019, 11:58 PM IST

Sourav Ganguly was extremely impressed with Rishabh Pant after the Australia series and speaking to IndiaTV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma on 'Aaj Ki Baat' show aired on Monday, he declared him as the next big thing in Indian cricket.

Exclusive | Pujara was the difference between the two sides: Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 14, 2018, 06:19 PM IST

Former India captain and IndiaTV's cricket expert heaped praise on Man of the Match for the 1st Test in Adelaide and said that his 123 runs in the first innings proved to be the difference between the two sides and ultimately won India the match.

Exclusive | Sourav Ganguly slams Justin Langer over comments on Virat Kohli

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 08, 2018, 09:13 PM IST

IndiaTV's cricket expert Sourav Ganguly has advised the Australian coach Justin Langer to keep in mind the behaviour of past Australian bowlers from India's previous tours before blaming Indians for over-the-top wicket celebrations.

Exclusive | Learn from Cheteshwar Pujara: Sourav Ganguly to other India batsmen

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 14, 2018, 06:23 PM IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday slammed the Indian batsmen for throwing their wickets away while attempting to play "too many" drives off Australian fast bowlers on day one of the first Test in Adelaide.

Sourav Ganguly gives a rule of thumb to Virat Kohli and Co: win the toss, bat first!

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 05, 2018, 08:14 PM IST

Ahead of the 1st Test of the India vs Australia series Dada said, "No matter what the conditions are or what the pitch looks like, if you win the toss in Australia, you have to bat first.

India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli greatest of this generation, says Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 23, 2018, 09:34 PM IST

Following India's comprehensive eight-wicket win in the first ODI at Guwahati, former captain Sourav Ganguly has said it won't be much difficult for the men-in-blue to double their lead in the second ODI at Vizag on Wednesday. According to Ganguly, India skipper Virat Kohli, who is currently on a record-breaking spree, is undoubtedly the greatest cricketer of this generation.

Exclusive | Rohit Sharma is no less than Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 14, 2018, 06:28 PM IST

As captain-deputy pair of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma led India by example in an emphatic eight-wicket win over West Indies in the series opener, IndiaTV cricket expert Sourav Ganguly hailed the leading men's "fantastic performance".

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli set to break another Sachin Tendulkar record

Sports | Oct 16, 2018, 04:18 PM IST

India are slated to play five ODIs against the Caribbean side and that means that the explosive batsman just needs 186 runs in these five matches to overtake his idol, Tendulkar.

Exclusive | Windies will have to bowl really well if they want to win in Hyderabad: Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Ki Baat | Dec 14, 2018, 02:20 PM IST

The former captain stressed upon the fact that even if the visitors put up 350+ runs on the board in the first innings of the 2nd Test, they will have to bowl really well to restrict India from gaining a sizeable lead.

Prithvi Shaw has the temperament to play for India for a long time: Sourav Ganguly

Cricket Ki Baat | Oct 04, 2018, 11:48 PM IST

IndiaTV cricket expert and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said that he would have liked to see Prithvi make his debut in England itself. He added that it would be too early to comment how good a player he can be for India in the long term.

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