Happy birthday Sourav Ganguly: As Dada turns 48, check these 10 Interesting Facts about Ganguly

Happy birthday Sourav Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, is an Indian cricket administrator, commentator and former Indian cricket team captain, current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Sourav Ganguly was a right-handed batsman in early cricketing days, . But quickly, he transformed himself into a left-handed batsman.

Sourav Ganguly Personal Info
Date of Birth – 8 July 1972 (age 48 years), Behala, Kolkata
Spouse: Dona Roy (m. 1997)
Nicknames: Bengal Tiger, Dada, Prince of Calcutta, The God of the Off Side, The Maharaja, The Warrior Prince

Sourav Ganguly Total Match Played – Sourav Ganguly has played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs.

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Sourav Ganguly Total Run Scored – Dada has scored 7,212 Test runs with an average of 42.18. In the ODIs, Dada has made 11,363 runs at an average of 40.73

Sourav Ganguly Highest scored – Dada has scored 239 runs in Test. In the ODIs, Dada has made 183 runs

Sourav Ganguly debut
ODI debut: 
11 January 1992 v West Indies
Last ODI: 15 November 2007 v Pakistan
Test debut: 20 June 1996 v England

Sourav Ganguly scored 131 runs on his debut at Lord’s in June 1996.

Sourav Ganguly was the first Indian to score a century in the World Cup knockout match

Sourav Ganguly scored most international runs for India As a left-handed batsman


10 Sourav Ganguly IPL

Sourav Ganguly Total IPL Salary – 16.7 Cr

Sourav Ganguly IPL Salry 2008 – 4.37 Cr In February 2008, Ganguly joined as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team, owned by Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On 18 April 2008, Ganguly led the KKR, in the IPL Twenty20 cricket match.

Sourav Ganguly IPL Salary 2012 – 1.8 Cr  In the 2011 IPL auctions, Sourav Ganguly was released by the KKR franchise and went unsold in the auction to the surprise of many. However, Ganguly was bought by Sahara owned Pune Warriors after Ashish Nehra injured his finger during the 2011 World Cup and was unavailable for the tournament.

Sourav Ganguly Total IPL Runs – 1349