Sourav Ganguly was prone to sports since childhood. Football used to have another craze in Kolkata and Ganguly was attracted to it too. However, his family did not agree to pursue him in sports. Sourav Ganguly’s older brother was a member of the Bengali cricket team at the time. This was the reason why Sourav Ganguly slowly developed in cricket.
Former Indian captain and currently chairman of the board of cricket in India, Sourav Ganguly has turned 50 years old. Today is his birthday. On his birthday, he receives congratulations from all sides. Sourav Ganguly needs no introduction in our country today. There was a time when Sourav Ganguly’s popularity was at its peak. When he used to come out to strike on the field, the whole field resonated with grandfather and father slogans. The sixes he beats still give us goosebumps. Sourav Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972 in Kolkata. His father’s name was Chandidas and his mother’s name was Nirupa Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly’s family was included in the noble business family of Kolkata. Sourav Ganguly’s childhood was spent in Raisi. This is the reason why even today Sourav Ganguly is called Maharaja.
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Sourav Ganguly was prone to sports since childhood. Football used to have another craze in Kolkata and Ganguly was attracted to it too. However, his family did not agree to pursue him in sports. Sourav Ganguly’s older brother was a member of the Bengali cricket team at the time. This was the reason why Sourav Ganguly slowly developed in cricket. Sourav Ganguly used to do everything with his right hand. But in order to use his brother’s cricket set, he started hitting with his left hand. After Ganguly’s arrival at cricket, his brother fully supported him. Sourav was appointed captain of St. Xavier’s Schools cricket team after scoring a century against the Orissa U-15 team. But during that time, players complained about Sourav Ganguly for his arrogance. Ganguly had categorically refused to play as the 12th player with a junior team. Ganguly, however, continued to prove his talent through his play. This was the reason why in 1989 he got an opportunity to play first class cricket for Bengal.
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After that, Ganguly never looked back. Ganguly continued to advance in cricket. In 1990-91 he played Ranji match. Ganguly got a place in Team India in 1992 and scored only 3 runs in his debut match against the West Indies. However, he was dropped from the team because he was considered arrogant. From 1993 to 95, he worked hard in domestic cricket and scored many races. This was the reason why he got a chance to play for Team India again in 1996. He got a chance to play one day match in England. However, he was dropped from the test team. Later, for some reason, he got a chance to play in a test match, and Ganguly, along with Rahul Dravid, made his test debut in the second test of the triathlon series at Lord’s Cricket Ground. In this match, Ganguly scored a century in a fantastic way.
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Ganguly continued to achieve new achievements in cricket. As Team India was struggling to make ends meet, Sourav Ganguly took the lead. After that, many great experiments took place in the team under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, and the players’ performance also started to improve. It was Sourav Ganguly who included players like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra on the team and gave them a chance to play. Under Ganguly’s leadership, Team India also had success in reaching the World Cup final in 2003. We all still remember the scene where Ganguly took off his t-shirt at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Ganguly has been such a player who has always inspired and encouraged the players on his team and also defended them during their poor performances. Ganguly taught the team to play aggressively. This was the reason why India under Gangully’s captain has also won many great and good victories on foreign soil.