New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly took Team India to such a point which knew how to win not only in the country but also outside the country. Under Ganguly’s captaincy, Team India reached the final of the World Cup in 2003 after 1983. Along with captaincy, Ganguly was also adept at batting fast.
Old man injured by Ganguly for six
On 23 August 2002, on the second day of the Headingley Test, Ganguly hit a mighty six and the ball hit an elderly cricket fan. That shot of the grandfather hit the elderly fan so hard that blood started flowing from his head. In that match, batting at number five, Ganguly played an innings of 128 runs, which included 14 fours and 3 sixes. India won this match against England by an innings and 46 runs.
Sourav Ganguly was a stylish batsman
Let us tell you that Sourav Ganguly made a strong start to his Test career by scoring a century in his very first Test against England in 1996. He captained India in 49 Tests and 147 ODIs. Stylish left-handed batsman Sourav Ganguly scored 7213 runs in 113 Test matches at an average of 42.14 in his career, including 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries.
Such was the career of Ganguly
At the same time, in 311 ODIs, he scored 11363 runs at an average of 41.02, including 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries. Under Ganguly’s captaincy, the Indian cricket team reached the finals of the Champions Trophy 2001 (Sri Lanka) and 2003 World Cup (South Africa). Apart from this, India won the Net West series against England in 2002, after which he took off his shirt in the balcony of Lord’s. Ganguly said goodbye to cricket in 2008 during the home Test series against Australia. Presently he is the President of Cricket Association of Bengal.