The Great Bengal Tiger Saurav Ganguly
Born on: 8 July 1972, Calcutta, Bengal
Major Teams played for: Bengal, Lancashire, ACC Asian XI, Glamorgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, India
Batting Style: Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Bowler
Test Debut: India Vs England at Lord's, London, 2nd Test, 1996 (scored century)
ODI Debut: India Vs West Indies at Brisbane, Australia World Series, 1991/92
Saurav Ganguly, India's most successful Test Captain ever, fondly called Dada, has finally announced his retirement from the both domestic and International Cricket. The news disappointed to many of Ganguly's fans who were not expecting his retirement so early. Saurav Ganguly was controversially selected in the four test series against Australia & it was more controversial when he dropped from the Irani Trophy. Saurav Ganguly also added that he was surprised by his inclusion in the Test series against Australia. Saurav Ganguly has announced that the Test Series against Australia (October 2008) would be his last series of his career.
Saurav Ganguly at his debut in 1992 at Lord's Ground, London against England
Speaking to press reporters in Bangalore, Prince of Calcutta, Ganguly said "I have decided to quit. This will be my last Test series of my career. These last four Test matches will be last for the country. I wish I will be able to go on a winning note. I really thank you all of you for your cooperation. I have already informed my team of my decision."
Ganguly had a fantastic & glorious career spanning over 12 years and 109 Tests and scoring 6888 runs at an average of 41.74 which included also 15 centuries after a stunning debut in Lord's way back in 1996.
Saurav Ganguly during 2003 World Cup final
One Day Internatonal Career Batting and Fielding
M I RUNS HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
308 297 11221 183 40.95 22 71 73.65 99
One Day International Career Bowling
Balls Mdns Runs BB Ave 5wI Econ
4533 30 3835 5-16 38.35 2 5.08
Test Career Batting and Fielding
M I RUNS HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
110 181 935 239 41.78 15 34 51.28 71
Test Career Bowling Statistics
Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave Econ
3111 1681 32 3-28 52.53 3.24
Bengal Tiger still roaring....
Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. He soon received media criticism after an unsuccessful stint for county side Durham and for taking off his shirt in the final of the 2002 Natwest Trophy.
Saurav Ganguly scored century in his last series (2nd Test Match at Mohali) against Australia. He showed all his critics that still ha has the guts, power, inspiration to play more cricket but these proves that he announced his retirement with the pressure of selectors.
Now let me show you some of the memorable pictures of Saurav Ganguly - A Tribute to Saurav Ganguly
"Saurav Ganguly used to write essay's of her homework, when he was in school"..after all she is his wife….
Saurav Gangult at 5
"Saurav Ganguly can play it as well as cricket"…. Believe it
"Saurav Ganguly alone together with his wife Dona Gangulyr……..in his home…at behala"
The two big families of Indian cricket together..now that's a rare one…..
Saurav Ganguly after come back
"Yes I will always return"…….as said by bryan adams……..
On the first tour of Australia…..back in 1991 with the aussie prime minister …….
Now that's the most rare one………me on the right and my gr8888 partner "chhotobabu" on the left"…….
"One Saurav Ganguly's first tours of England (under 18) at age of 16…..ajay,sachin,vinod were there