Ganguly is one of the most charismatic Indian captains of our times. He changed Indian cricket with his leadership before Dhoni. He celebrates his birthday today. Let’s look at some interesting facts about him.
1. He has several nicknames. The most popular among them are Bengal Tiger, Prince of Calcutta and Dada.
2. There is an apartment complex in Calcutta named after Sourav Ganguly. It is called Sourav Complex.
3. Ganguly was born right hander but became a left handed batsman so that he could use his elder brother’s kit.
4. He replaced his elder brother in the Ranji cricket team.
5. Sourav eloped with his childhood sweetheart Donna and married her.
6. He made his test debut in 1992 but was dropped and came back into the team in 1996.
7. He led the Indian team to the Cricket World Cup finals in 2003 before losing to the Aussies.
8. His father owns the third largest printing press in Asia.
9. He is a huge football fan.
10. He is deeply religious and observes a fast every Tuesday.