Birthday Special: These records made Sourav Ganguly’s ‘grandfather’ of cricket
Sourav Ganguly was such a player who, when on the crease, the fans used to expect the biggest shots of the game and the highest runs, that is, sixes. Only after spending a little on Dad’s crease, the fans in the stalls started demanding sixeen from grandfather in one voice. Cricket lovers still remember the classic shots delivering the ball out of boundaries against Ganguly’s exit from the crease. Dear fans of Indian fans, today they are 46 years old. His fans gave him names like ‘God of Offsaid’, ‘Prince of Kolkata’, ‘Bengal Tiger’ and ‘Dada’. Let me tell you that Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972 in Kolkata. Today on Dada’s birthday we are going to tell you some of his unique records.
Birthday Special Sourav Ganguly : Grandfather’s records
In his Debut Test match, Ganguly played a magnificent innings of 131 runs and became the third player to score a century in the first match. This match was played at the Lord’s Stadium in England in 1996. The third player in the world to be rooted.
Team India played 49 Test matches under the leadership of Dada, winning 21 out of them and losing 13, while 15 matches were drawn. On the other hand, in the captaincy of Dada between 1999 and 2005, India won 76 ODIs and lost 65, while 5 matches did not come.
Sourav Ganguly, who won Team India over more than 20 Test matches, is the first captain. In his captaincy, India won 21 consecutive Test matches. Earlier, in the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin, India had won 14 Test matches. This grandfather’s record was broken by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In the captaincy of Dhoni, the team won 27 Test matches.
Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have the world record for the highest run partnership in ODIs. They have shared 8227 runs in 176 one-day internationals.
-Dada is second in the case of hitting most centuries outside of India. He has 18 centuries outside India. In this case only Sachin Tendulkar is above them. Tendulkar has got 29 centuries out of India.
Dada is at number six in the list of the six-stringest player in ODI cricket. Sourav Ganguly is at number six with 190 sixes. Next to him is Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar and Brendon McCullum.
Sourav Ganguly is the second Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to be the highest Man of the Match in ODI. Sachin Tendulkar has been Man of the Match 62 times while Ganguly has been selected Man of the Match 31 times.