Sourav Ganguly Birthday: Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly has turned 49 years old. Sourav Ganguly, the current President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, is counted among the best captains in the world. Sourav Ganguly is seen as such a captain in India, who took the Indian cricket team out of the trap of fixing and wrote the story of the new team India.
Sourav Ganguly took charge of Team India in 146 ODIs and 49 Test matches. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team managed to win 76 ODIs and 21 Test matches, while 15 Tests were drawn. Sourav Ganguly not only gave a historic victory by defeating Australia 2-1 in 2001, but also made Team India a habit of winning matches on foreign soil.
Opportunity given to young players
Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian cricket team was successful in winning the final match of the NatWest Series. It was the magic of Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy that despite a very poor start in the 2003 ODI World Cup, Team India made it to the semi-finals.
Sourav Ganguly opened the avenues of the team for the young players under his captaincy. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, players like Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, MS Dhoni, Mohammad Kaif and Ashish Nehra managed to make a place in Team India. These players later played an important role in India winning the 2007 T20 World and the 2011 ODI World.
the journey was not easy
For Sourav Ganguly, however, the journey of playing for India and becoming the captain was not easy. Sourav Ganguly made his ODI debut in 1992 itself. But he was dropped from the team only after one match. Four years later, in 1996, Sourav Ganguly made a comeback with a bang and made his Test debut by scoring a century at Lord’s.
For the next 10 years, Sourav Ganguly emerged as the biggest player of Team India after Sachin Tendulkar. In 2000, when Team India was badly caught in the trap of fixing and Sachin Tendulkar also refused to lead the team, the command came in the hands of Sourav Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly started writing a new script for Team India from here. did.
Strong return to the team
However, bad times were also waiting for Sourav Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly’s form had deteriorated since 2004. In 2005, after Greg Chappell became the coach, Sourav Ganguly was not only removed from the captaincy but he also lost his place in the team.
Sourav Ganguly, however, made a strong comeback on the South Africa tour in 2006. After showing a great game with the bat for the next two years, Sourav Ganguly said goodbye to cricket in 2008.
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