Sourav Ganguly

Brilliant Captain Who Transformed The Indian Cricket Team


Sourav Ganguly, fondly known as 'Dada', earned the nickname 'God of the Off Side'. Ganguly is a cricket administrator, commentator and former national cricket team captain. He established himself as one of the world's leading batsmen, especially in the one-day format.

He was appointed as the President of the 'Editorial Board with Wisden India' and the 'Cricket Association of Bengal'. He is also a member of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council. He joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2008.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Sourav holds the record for registering the highest individual score by any batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy final. He was also the first cricketer in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy to score three centuries.

Ganguly is considered one of India’s most successful captains and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time; he is the 8th highest run-scorer in One Day Internationals and was the 3rd batsman in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark.

Ganguly and Rahul Dravid made a partnership of 318 runs in the 1999 World Cup. This partnership is still one the highest overall partnership scores in the history of World Cup tournaments.

The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked him the 6th greatest ODI batsman in 2022. Ganguly received the ‘Padma Shri Award’ in 2004. He was awarded the ‘Banga Bhushan Award’ from the Government of West Bengal in 2013.

Why Sourav Ganguly ?

The story of Sourav Ganguly is a message of patience to all. Ganguly will be forever remembered as one of India’s most outstanding leaders in cricket. Sourav is more than a player; he is a leader. He is rightly believed to have changed the mindset of the Indian cricket team at the turn of the century.

As a stern captain, he has nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him and transformed the Indian team into a fighting unit. He is credited with being the force behind the transformation that made team India the champion it is today!

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