Sourav Ganguly, a man with honor who has made India proud always is one of India’s most successful captain. Though born with a silver spoon, he became affluent with his efforts. His initial attraction was football which turned into a cricket.
He is a well-renowned left- handed batsman. His brother was a constant pillar of support for his dream. The fire for cricket burned inside him since schooling days, and he worked hard for it. He was called for the national team for a tour of England in 1996, after scoring an inning of 171 in the 1995-96 Duleep Trophy.
He along with
has scored a 255 run stand which became the highest partnership in 1997. Later he was awarded man of the match title four times consecutively. He is also a Right arm medium bowler, and his best bowling was when he took five wickets for 16 runs in 10 overs in ODI.
However, his highest partnership score was with
achieving 318 runs and is also the highest partnership score in cricket history. In March 1998, he became the second highest scorer in World Cup history by scoring 183 from 158 balls hitting 17 fours and seven sixes. He has been awarded Padma Shri in 2004 which was handed to him by then President of India Late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
He is called by names like
, Dada which reveal the respect people have for him. Presently he is seen as a cricket commentator and President of Editorial board with Wisden India. He has a full-fledged family with wife Dona and daughter Sana. He was also involved in many controversies and despite those controversies, he still managed to earn the respect of all Indians.