Indian Former Cricketer and Captain Sourav Ganguly famously known as ‘Dada’. He was the first face of Indian cricket to give the team a belief to win matches overseas. The ‘Prince of Kolkata’, who turned 48 on Wednesday (July 8, 2020) was the game-changer for the Indian side, mainly in the early 2000s.
Sourav Ganguly took over the captaincy when the Indian cricket was going through a huge turmoil, on and off-field. He managed to take the team out from the shadow of infamous match-fixing controversies.
According to BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly under his captaincy had given the opportunity to India’s some of the greatest match-winners like Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Under His Captaincy team india played 146 ODI matches and they won over 76 matches, and lost 65 matches, while 5 matches went into a no result. His One Day International rating win percentage was about 53.90. He also guided the team in the white jersey to 21 wins, of the 49 matches he led. His Test side lost 13 and tied/drew 15 matches, making his Test win percentage 42.85.
If we look at Sourav Ganguly away Test and ODI records, he led the ODI team to 24 wins out of the 51 away games, lost in the same number of matches and tied/no result in 3. While in the away Tests, Dada captained in 28 matches and won 11 and lost 10. His team drew in 7 red-ball matches. He is regarded as one of the best captains that have led the Indian cricket team.
Sachin Tendulkar ➕ Sourav Ganguly in ODIs:
👉 Partnerships: 176
👉 Runs: 8,227
👉 Average: 47.55
No other pair has crossed even 6,000 runs together in ODIs 🤯 pic.twitter.com/VeWojT9wsr
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