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SOURAV GANGULY FAQS

Who is Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian Cricketer and current BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) President. Ganguly has captained India for 5 years from 2000-05 in his 16 years of a long and fruitful career (1992-2008). He is also the ex-president of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal). 

How old is Sourav Ganguly?

Ganguly is 48 years old as of 2020.

When was Sourav Ganguly born?

S Ganguly was born on 8th july in 1972 in Calcutta.

Who is Sourav Ganguly’s wife?

Dona Ganguly is Sourav’s wife. Dona Ganguly is an Indian Odissi dancer. 

What is the name of Sourav Ganguly’s daughter?

Sana Ganguly is Sourav Ganguly’s daughter.

How many Test matches Sourav Ganguly has played for India?

Sourav Ganguly has played 113 Test matches for India and has scored 7212 runs. 

When did Sourav Ganguly announce retirement from International cricket?

Sourav Ganguly announced his retirement from International cricket on 10th November in 2008.

How many runs Sourav Ganguly has scored in the ODI format of the game?

Sourav Ganguly has made 11363 runs in 311 ODI matches. 

What is the middle name of Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly’s middle name is Chandidas, who was his father. 

Where is Sourav Ganguly’s house?

Sourav Ganguly lives in Behala, Kolkata. 

How to meet Sourav Ganguly?

Well this is one of the most common questions asked by Dada’s fans. There is no specific place to meet him. But fans may go to his locality to meet him or get a glance of him at airports while he travels, else his well-wishers may see him at Eden Gardens luckily. 

Is Sourav Ganguly joining BJP?

There is no such confirmation that Sourav Ganguly is joining BJP. But there were rumors in the air, Ganguly getting offers from BJP. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee imparted two-acre land to S Ganguly to build a school in Newtown, Kolkata. 

How much is Sourav Ganguly’s salary as BCCI’s president?

Sourav Ganguly disclosed in an interview “ it’s an honor for him to be BCCI’s president. He receives no salary from BCCI. Even after retiring from International cricket he wanted to be indulged with cricket. Although he makes money from eminent bengali show “Dadagiri” and several endorsements. 

How to contact Sourav Ganguly?

Phone Number is a very sensitive trait. So it’s not possible to get the number of a famous person like Ganguly. But yes fans may contact his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handle. If they are fortunate enough they might get a reply from him.  

How much Sourav Ganguly earns annually?

Sourav Ganguly makes approximately 3-6 cr INR from endorsements annually.

What are Sourav Ganguly’s best batting in Test and ODI formats?

Sourav Ganguly’s best score in Test is 239 against Pakistan and in ODI Ganguly smashed 183 against Sri Lanka in 1999 World cup. 

How many Man of the Match awards Sourav Ganguly has acquired in International cricket?

Sourav Ganguly has got 31 Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket. 

How many national awards have Sourav Ganguly been bestowed?

Sourav Ganguly has been bestowed two national awards.

“ARJUNA AWARD” in 1997 & “PADMA SHRI” in 2004. 

What did Sourav Ganguly comment on MS Dhoni?

When MS Dhoni made him unavailable for international series after the last match he played against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. BCCI even excluded him from the annual contract list. Sourav Ganguly said- “No no, there is clarity, but certain things cannot be said on a public platform. There is absolute clarity on MS Dhoni and you’ll find out in time,” Ganguly said on the sidelines of a felicitation ceremony organised by Ajanta Shoes.

“There’s transparency between the Board, MS and the selectors. When you deal with such champions — MS Dhoni is an unbelievable athlete for India — certain things have to be kept within the closed doors. It’s very transparent and everybody knows where they stand.”

In how many controversies Sourav Ganguly is involved in?

Sourav Ganguly the man who is the synonym of “guts”.  He has been in controversies many times. 

1.The biggest controversy erupted when coach Greg Chappel compelled him to step down from captaincy in 2005 as Sourav Ganguly had a tough time with the bat,  but in zimbabwe tour after smashing a hundred in the first test ganguly said in press conference that he is being forced to resign from captaincy. 2. Another chaos was created when Kolkata Knight Riders sacked him from captaincy and handed it over to Brandon McCullam in 2009 IPL. It was a big insult for the fans of Sourav Ganguly rather than himself. The second season was a complete catastrophe for KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders).3. The biggest retaliation was Ganguly waving his shirt after winning the Natwest series in 2002 at Lords. He celebrated aggressively to reply to Andrew Flintoff, who removed his shirt and celebrated after winning the ODI series in India in 2000. 

How much is the price of the cars owned by Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly has a Mercedes Benz CLK230, which he bought for 46.55 Lakh INR. He also has BMW 7 series cars (price over 1cr INR) and Audi Q5 worth 50.27 Lakh.

How tall is Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly is 5.11ft tall.

How much is the net worth of Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly’s estimated net worth is 55.5 million USD.

Stats of Sourav Ganguly

CompetitionTestODIFCLA
Matches113311254437
Runs scored7,21211,36315,68715,622
Batting average42.1741.0244.1843.32
100s/50s16/3522/7233/8931/97
Top score239183239183
Balls bowled3,1174,56111,1088,199
Wickets32100167171
Bowling average52.5338.4936.5238.86
5 wickets in innings0242
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling3/285/166/465/16
Catches/stumpings71/–100/–168/–131/–

How much money did Sourav Ganguly donate to Kerala Relief fund?

There is no assurance of Sourav Ganguly donating to the Kerala Relief fund. Maybe he had contributed for the needy people of Kerala during drastic period of flood but had not revealed. Because in the corona pandemic Sourav Ganguly donated rice worth 50 Lakh in West Bengal. 

Are there any chances of Sourav Ganguly to be the president of BCCI?

Sourav Ganguly took charge as BCCI president on 23rd October, 2019. 

Did Sourav Ganguly remove his shirt and celebrate in World Cup?

No, Sourav Ganguly celebrated by removing his shirt in the 2002 Natwest series. 

What are the nicknames of Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly has got many nicknames. He is called “Bengal Tiger”, “The Prince of calcutta”, “The Maharaja”, “Dada”, “The god of offside” and “The Warrior Prince”.-+

How many runs Sourav Ganguly has scored as an opener in International cricket?

Sourav Ganguly has batted in 236 matches as an opener and scored 9146 runs with an average of 41.57.

How much prize money has Sourav Ganguly earned in International cricket?

Sourav Ganguly has won 31 Man of the Match awards in ODI cricket.  And six Man of the Matches in Test cricket. So probably he has won more than 30 Lakhs rupees as prize money.

Why Sourav Ganguly was the victim of discrimination?

1983 World Cup winner Kirti Azad said this , when Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the squad of Irani trophy in 2008 because of poor form with the bat. But the same didn’t go for Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid as they were also out of form.

“The decision to drop Ganguly itself is not wrong as his form in recent time has not been impressive. But the question is why the same treatment shouldn’t be given to Rahul and Sachin, who are out of form as well,” Azad said on the sideline of a felicitation programme in New Delhi. 

Name of the games where gamers can play cricket games using India’s old players’ names like Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly

Gamers can play “EA Cricket 2007”, “EA Cricket 2004”, “Ashes Cricket 2009” where they can play with the names of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. 

In which company Sourav Ganguly was employed?

Sourav Ganguly’s profession is Cricket. But he has endorsed many brands like Puma, Senco Gold, My 11 circle app. 

At which position Sourav Ganguly batted on his debut test match?

Sourav Ganguly batted at no 3 position on his debut match against England at Lord’s in 1996.

What is the caste of Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly is Bengali Jijohtia Brahmin.

Is Sourav Ganguly an IAS officer?

No, Sourav Ganguly is not an IAS officer. He is a former Indian cricketer, but there might be IAS officers with the same name.

How many matches Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and Mohammed Azharuddin have played together?

Kapil Dev, Mohammed Azharuddin, and Sourav Ganguly have played some matches together for 2 years. As Kapil Dev retired in 1994. 

How many test matches Sourav Ganguly has played after his retirement from international cricket?

Sourav Ganguly has played approximately 11-15 first-class matches in Ranji Trophy after his retirement from international cricket. 

Was Sourav Ganguly the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders when KKR won their first IPL in 2012?

No, Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL Gautam Ganguly’s captaincy.

Which brand’s bat was used by Sourav Ganguly during his cricketing career?

Sourav Ganguly has used SS, SG and Puma sponsored bats. 

Did Sourav Ganguly ever open in test cricket?

Perhaps Sourav Ganguly has never opened in test cricket. 

Who is the better batsman between Sourav Ganguly and Chetwashar Pujara in test format in terms of overseas stats?

Chetweshwar Pujara has scored 2369 runs in 64 innings in overseas venues with an average of 37.01

Sourav Ganguly has made 4032 runs in foreign soils with an average of 38.76 in 104 innings. 

So according to the stats Sourav Ganguly’s overseas record is slightly better than Pujara. But Pujara is also an indispensable part of India’s test squad and has always stood for India in tough situations. 

Who was the lady narrator in the Documentary “warrior Prince Sourav Ganguly”?

Chaiti ghoshal was the lady narrator in the Documentary “Warrior Prince Sourav Ganguly”.

When did Sourav Ganguly start playing International Cricket?

Sourav Ganguly started playing International cricket in the year 1992. 

How many runs Sourav Ganguly has made in World Cups?

Sourav Ganguly has made 1006 runs in 21 World Cup matches with an average of 47.90.

Which brand’s helmet Sourav Ganguly used to wear?

Sourav Ganguly used to wear the “Albion” brand’s helmet.

Who has taken more wickets between Sourav Ganguly and Suresh Raina in ODI cricket?

Sourav Ganguly has taken 100 catches in 311 ODI matches and Suresh Raina has taken 102 catches in 226 ODI matches. 

Which two IPL teams Sourav Ganguly has captained in IPL?

Sourav Ganguly has captained Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India in IPL.

Who was the coach of the Indian cricket team when Sourav Ganguly was the captain?

John Wright was the coach when Sourav Ganguly took charge as captain of India and when Sourav Ganguly was sacked from captainship Greg Chappell was the coach. 

Against which team Sourav Ganguly opened the inning for the first time in ODI format?

Sourav Ganguly opened the innings against South Africa for the first time in ODI cricket.

Who was the vice-captain when Sourav Ganguly was India’s captain?

Rahul Dravid was the vice-captain when Sourav Ganguly was captain.

Was Sourav Ganguly ever involved in a physical fight on the field?

No, Sourav Ganguly was never involved in a physical fight on the field.

How much money Sourav Ganguly charges for each episode of the famous Bengali show “Dadagiri”?

Sourav Ganguly charges INR 1 cr for each week for hosting the show.

The show is telecasted twice a week in every weekend.

Against which bowlers Sourav Ganguly would like to score?

Sourav Ganguly used to like to play fast bowlers as he was the sweetest timer of the ball.

Why Sourav Ganguly was not inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame?

The criterias to be inducted for a batsman are a batsman need to have 8000 runs and 20 hundreds in Test or ODI format or should have average of 50 in any of the longest formats. A captain should have 50 percent wins in 25 test or 100 ODI matches. 

Sourav Ganguly has 11363 runs in 311 ODI matches including 22 100s and has 7212 runs in 113 Test matches including 18 100s.  

Sourav Ganguly has 52.05 win percentage in ODI matches (76 in 146 matches) and 42.85 win percentage in Test cricket. (21 in 49 matches). Due to some unknown reasons Sourav Ganguly is not inducted in ICC Hall of fame. Chances are Sourav Ganguly would be included in ICC hall of fame in near future. Indian members of ICC Hall of fame are Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Bishan Singh Bedi. 

Did Sourav Ganguly ever play for East Bengal club in Kolkata Club Cricket?

Probably, Sourav Ganguly has not played for East Bengal in Kolkata Club cricket. 

How have Bengal cricketers been beneficial after Sourav Ganguly became BCCI president?

Generally society’s stereotype is if a local boy is in an administrative position in an organization then the whole locality will be benefited by it. But for Sourav Ganguly it doesn’t go this way because Sourav Ganguly has always played cricket with his potential and performance. 

Bengal has been producing good performance for the last 2-3 years. Many good players have made their place in India A side also like Ishan Porel, Sudip Chaterjee, Writtick Chaterjee, Anustup Majumdar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Manoj Tiwary. So Bengal players are making place in IPL also. Bengal even played Ranji Trophy final in the 2019-2020 season. So Hopefully we will soon see Bengal players in Indian jerseys. 

What is the price of Sourav Ganguly’s house?

The price of Sourav Ganguly’s house is approximately INR 7 cr. 

Who else was the contender for the position of BCCI’s president along with Sourav Ganguly?

There were rumors that ex Karnataka cricketer Brijesh Patel was supposed to be elected, but Brijesh Patel became the chairperson of IPL. As Ganguly had an illustrious career in International cricket, he was made the The president of BCCI (Board of Control For Cricket in India) by the state Units of BCCI. 

How many movies Sourav Ganguly has acted in?

Sourav Ganguly has appeared in “Sachin A Billion Dreams” documentary and the documentary made on him “The Warrior Prince- Sourav Ganguly”. 

To whom Sourav Ganguly batted against West Indies in 1996?

Sourav Ganguly opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar in ODI matches against West Indies in 1996.  In the test matches Sourav Ganguly batted at no 5 position. 

Has Sourav Ganguly written Indian Summers book?

No, Sourav Ganguly has not written the book. “An Indian Summer of Cricket” is written by Malcom McGregor.

Has Sourav Ganguly ever kept the wicket in cricket?

No, Sourav Ganguly has never kept the wicket in International cricket.

How many marks Sourav Ganguly got in class 12?

Sourav Ganguly has not revealed his class 12 marks ever possibly.

Name top 5 bowlers who have dismissed Sourav Ganguly most number of times?

List of top 5 bowlers who have dismissed Sourav Ganguly most number of times are-  Muthiah Muralitharan (9 times), South African Shaun Pollock (7 times), Makhaya Ntini (5 times), Australian Brad Hogg (5 times) and Brett Lee (5 times). 

Against which team did Sourav Ganguly play his 3rd test match?

Sourav Ganguly played his 3rd test match against England at Nottingham in 1996 and made 136 & 48 in the match. He was adjudged Man of the Match. 

Against which teams Ganguly hit centuries in the 2003 World Cup?

Sourav Ganguly had hit three centuries in 2003 ICC World Cup. 

He hit 112 against Namibia, 107 against Kenya and 111 against Kenya in semi-finals. 

Which Indian captain has been BCCI’S president except Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly has been the only Indian captain to become BCCI’s president. 

When did Sourav Ganguly become CAB’S president?

In 2015 Sourav Ganguly became CAB’s ( Cricket Association of Bengal) president.

How many times Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar both scored centuries in the same innings?

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have scored centuries thrice in the same match. 

Is Sourav Ganguly a brand ambassador of any educational institute?

Currently Sourav Ganguly is not a brand ambassador of any educational institute.

Against which team Sourav Ganguly played his 100th test match? How much did he score in the match?

Sourav Ganguly played his 100th test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2007. He scored 40 and 43 in the match.

How many runs Sourav Ganguly made in his last test match against Australia?

Ganguly played his last test match against Australia in Nagpur in 2008. He made 0 and 85 in the match.

At what age Sourav Ganguly retired from International cricket?

S Ganguly retired at the age of 36. 

Had Ganguly ever smashed a century against Australia when Glenn Mcgrath was a part of playing xi ?

No, Sourav Ganguly had never smashed a century when Glenn Mcgrath was a part of playing xi. He smashed 144 against Australia in 2003 at Brisbane but Glenn Mcgrath didn’t play the match.

Is there any relation between the Dream 11 organization and Sourav Ganguly?

No, there is no relation between Ganguly and Dream 11. 

Name of the members of Sourav Ganguly’s family.

Fathers’s name- Chandidas Ganguly

Mother’s name- Nirupa Ganguly

Wife’s name- Dona Ganguly

Daughter’s name- Sana Ganguly

Brother’s name- Snehasish Ganguly

Are not Bihar’s players allowed in Sourav Ganguly’s coaching camp?

No, there is no such trait. Everyone can learn in Sourav Ganguly’s coaching camp, which is in Saltlake sector-v.

Who are the persons standing beside Sourav Ganguly in my11 circle ad?

Shane Watson and Rashid Khan are the persons standing beside my11 circle ad. 

Has Ganguly played any ODI match under MS Dhoni’s captaincy?

No, Sourav Ganguly never played any ODI match under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. 

Is Sourav Ganguly related to the ABP group?

No, he is not related to ABP group. But he has given many interviews to ABP group.

Sourav Ganguly’s comments on T20 cricket.

Once in an Interview in 2020 Ganguly said “ T20 cricket is a license to swing the bat and hitting. He would have changed his gameplay according to the format”. He also mentioned his desire that he should have played more T20 games.

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