Sourav Ganguly (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

(Indian Cricketer)

Sourav Ganguly
Nickname: Dada, Maharaja, The Bengal Tiger, The Warrior Prince, The God of the Off Side
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Biography
Autobiography: Not yet
Biopic: Not yet
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 180 cm
Weight (approx.): 68 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: Not Known
Personal Life
Date of Birth: July 8, 1972
Age (as on 2017): 45 years
Birth Place: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
School: Not Known
College: St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata, West Bengal
Educational Qualifications: Not Known
Signature: NA
Family
Father: Chandidas Ganguly
Mother: Nirupa Ganguly
Sister: NA
Brother: Snehasish Ganguly
Coach/Mentor: Hemu Adhikari, VS “Marshal” Patil, BD Desai
Religion: Hindu
Address: Behala
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: June 20, 1996 against England at Lord’s
ODI: January 11, 1992 against West Indies in Brisbane
T20I: NA
Jersey Number: #99 (India)
Domestic/State Team: Glamorgan, Lancashire, West Bengal
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: Australia
Favourite Shot/Ball: Square Cut
Records
  • Sourav Ganguly still holds the record of winning four consecutive Man of the Match awards
  • Sourav Ganguly is still the second highest run scorer of India and also the world’s 8th highest run scorer in the history of One Day Internationals
  • Sourav Ganguly is the first ever cricketer to score 9000 runs in One Day Internationals
  • Sourav Ganguly is also the fifth cricketer to achieve the unique treble of scoring more than 10000 runs, more than 100 wickets and more than 100 catches in One Day International
  • Sourav Ganguly’s knock of 183 remains the highest ever by any Indian batsman in a world cup match
  • Sourav Ganguly remains one of the most successful captains of India in the overseas with 11 wins of the 28 matches he captained
  • He also scored a ton each in both the innings in his first test match against England in 1996
Controversies
  • Sourav Ganguly has always been hailed as the most arrogant person on the ground during his time in county cricket
  • In 2001, in a series against Australia Sourav Ganguly deliberately reported late for toss to avenge the similar disrespect shown by Steve Waugh to him earlier
  • Sourav Ganguly was given out on multiple occasions when he was not actually out so some times, he would express his views and that grew to be a dissent to the Umpire for that he was banned for three matches
  • He also took revenge to Andrew Flintoff’s shirt waiving in India after drawing a series by waiving his shirt off at the Lords during the NatWest series in 2002
  • In 2005, he was dismissed as Captain due to a controversy with the former Indian team’s coach Greg Chappel who was recommended by Sourav Ganguly.
  • Sourav Ganguly eloped with his childhood love after knowing that their families would never join hands so they got married in secret.
Preferences
Hobbies: Playing Soccer, Listening to music
Favourite Batsman: David Gower
Favourite Bowler: Not Known
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: Biriyani, Chingri Maacher Malaikari, Aaloo Posto
Favourite Actors/Actresses: NA
Favourite TV Show: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Car: NA
Favourite Book: NA
Favourite Destinations: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA
Boyfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Not Known
Wife/Spouse: Dona Ganguly

Marriage Date: 1997
Children: 2001
Earnings
Net Worth: $55.5 million
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
ODI Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA
Lesser Known Facts
  • Sourav Ganguly was first called, “The Prince of Calcutta,’ by Geoffrey Boycott
  • Sourav Ganguly belongs from a very rich family
  • It is surprising that Sourav Ganguly does everything with his right hand except for batting
  • Sourav Ganguly, as a child, always fancied football but his elder brother insisted him to enroll in a cricket academy
  • Sourav Ganguly before becoming the captain was often dropped from the team sheet because off his attitude. He was refused to take water to a senior cricketer on the ground
  • Sourav Ganguly will always be one of India’s finest captains as he built the Indian team brick by brick after being appointed as the captain when Sachin Tendulkar gave up the responsibility because due to health concerns
  • Sourav Ganguly owns a three story restaurant called ‘The Food Pavilion’ in Kolkata
  • There’s a housing complex in Kolkata that is also named after him, Sourav Housing Complex
  • Sourav Ganguly holds a number of posts one of them being in the panel for IPL Spot fixing

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