Friday, October 10, 2008

Ever best Indian Cricket Captain-Sourav Ganguly

Many people shouted at him for not playing well, Many told he need to resign and played Jokes on him. But the confidence was not lost in him, he regained his performance and bounced back all the comments he got. Now DADA is going to retire from Indian cricket (announced on Oct-7 ‘08). He is ever best Indian Cricket Captain.
Few Facts and Mile Stones of our Bengal Tiger ‘Sourav Ganguly’:
  1. He youngest son of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly.
  2. His father ran a flourishing print business and was one of the richest men in Kolkata.
  3. He was inspired to do so by his brother Snehasish Ganguly, an accomplished left-handed batsman for Bengal.
  4. Though he was actually right-handed, he batted left-handed to use his brother's equipment
  5. Ganguly made his One Day International debut for India against West Indies in 1992(Jan-11), and scored just 3 runs.
  6. Ganguly made his Test debut at Lord's against England June 20-24 in the year of 1996 and scored a century (3rd Cricketer t Lords.)Ganguly’s best bowling in an ODI 5/16 off 10 overs,
  7. Rahul Dravid’s comment, "On the off-side, first there is God, then there is Ganguly”.
  8. Ganguly was named the captain of the Indian Cricket Team (Yr of 2000) after the match fixing scandal (2000-05’).
  9. In 2003 under his captaincy India reached the World Cup Final, where they lost to the Australians.
  10. In 2004, he was awarded the Padma Shri.
  11. He is also the only player to win 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs.
  12. Second fastest player to reach 11,000 ODI runs
  13. First Indian to score an ODI century against Australia in Australia.
  14. Highest ODI runs scorer in the world (in a calendar year) in 1997,1999,2000.
  15. Third in the list of hitting maximum number of sixes in ODIs.
  16. Second in the list of highest number of centuries in a single calendar year ever. 7 centuries in 2000
  17. Sourav Ganguly capped a memorable comeback by becoming the first recipient of the Castrol Asian Cricketer of the Year Award at a function held in Karachi in June 27-08’
  18. He scored only 6 centuries between 2001-2005, of which 3 centuries were against Kenya & 1 was against Namibia.
  19. Ganguly’s individual performance deteriorated during his captaincy, especially after successes in the World Cup, the tour of Australia in 2003 and the Pakistan series in 2004. Following indifferent form in 2004 and poor form in 2005, he was dropped from the team in October 2005
  20. He is India's Most successful test captain, with India winning 21 of 49 tests played under his captaincy.
  21. Nick Names of Ganguly are: Dada, Prince of Kolkata, Bengal Tiger, Maharaja.
  22. Ganguly led the Kolkata Knight Riders team owned by Shah Rukh Khan in the IPL Twenty20 cricket match-2008.
  23. Man of the Series awards: 3 in Test cricket
  24. 7 in ODI cricket
  25. § Man of the Match awards:
  26. 6 in Test cricket
  27. 31 in ODI


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