Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly and newly-elected president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) smiles during a press conference at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on October 23, 2019. - Ganguly was unanimously elected on October 23 as president of India's troubled cricket board, the sport's most powerful body. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)

Sourav Ganguly was born on 08-07-1972 in Behala, Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

 

Biography

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
COUNTRY India
AGE (in 2020) 47 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Cancer
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
CASTE N/A

 

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 awarded the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in 1997 and 2004 respectively. He was awarded Bangla Bhusan in 2013 by the Government of West Bengal.
Relations

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.

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, Bengal, India
School St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata
College N/A
Qualification S.S.C.
Hobbies Traveling
Marital Status Married
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
Salary N/A
Net Worth $40 Million
Official Website N/A

Collections

Bike Collections BMW
Car Collections Mercedes Benz

Favorites

Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi , Mamata Banerjee
Favorite Actress Katrina Kaif
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Place London
Favorite Food Chingri Macher Malaikari and Alu Posto

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