Sourav Ganguly was born on 08-07-1972 in Behala, Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is a former Indian cricket player and captain. He is considered by all the cricket pundits as one of India’s best test captains in recent times. After scoring prolifically in domestic tournaments, he was finally given a big break when India toured England in 1996 soon after the conclusion of the 1996 Cricket World Cup. On his debut Test, he struck a fine century and more or less cemented his place in the Indian national team. He finally cemented his place after scoring heavily in the next few series against Pakistan, Australia, and Sri Lanka. He won Man of the Match award in all these three series.
|BIRTHDAY||8 July 1972 (Saturday)|
|BIRTHPLACE||Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|AGE (in 2020)||47 Years Old|
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.8 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 149.91 lbs
He though continued to play in the IPL and played IPL till 2012. Post-retirement, he turned commentator and is currently serving as the chairman of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal). He is also one of the members of the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) of BCCI. In 2019, he was unanimously elected as the President of BCCI.
Honors & Awards
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Arjuna Award||National Sports Award||1997||Cricket|
|Padma Shri||Civilian Award||2004||Sports|
He was born to Chandidas Ganguly and Nirupa Ganguly. He has one elder brother named Snehasish Ganguly. He is married to Dona Roy since 1997 and together the couple is blessed with a daughter named Sana Ganguly.
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Address||Kolkata, Bengal, India|
|School||St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata|
|Debut||Test – vs England at Lord’s, Jun 20, 1996
ODI – vs West Indies at The Gabba, Jan 11, 1992
|Best Friends||Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Car Collections||Mercedes Benz|
|Favorite Player||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favorite Politician||Narendra Modi , Mamata Banerjee|
|Favorite Actress||Katrina Kaif|
|Favorite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favorite Food||Chingri Macher Malaikari and Alu Posto|