As We Progress To Sourav Ganguly’s Birthday, Here Are Some Lesser Known Yet Interesting Facts About The Prince Of Kolkata
As our royal Bengal tiger as well as the cricket legend Mr. Sourav Ganguly proceeds towards celebrating his 49th birthday on this very day, on this bright occasion, we would want to always mention that, he would be considered hands down as one of the finest batsmen and a brilliant captain India has ever produced. The present president of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) has led India with his golden hands for 5 glorious years, where India became able to reach the final of the 2003 World Cup.
Alongshore, his many accolades and achievements, this will be the perfect time to be aware of many unknowns yet intriguing facts of his life as well as career. Let us peer on them.
Ganguly’s initial nickname was given by his parents were ‘Maharaj’, however later on Geoffrey Boycott lovingly gave him the name of Sourav. Sourav is actually a right-hander. Starting from bowling, he almost does all of his work with his right hand. But particularly, to use his brother Snehashish’s kit, he held his ever remembering bat in the left hand for the very first time until now.
Besides belonging to one of the richest families of Kolkata, the prince, from a very early age was a huge fan of football and he used to get more influenced and motivated by football than Cricket, but for his brother’s accentuation, he went to get enrolled in a cricket academy and afterward his journey started from Bengal Ranji Trophy.
Ganguly owns a three-story restaurant, named Sourav’s – The Food Pavilion in Park Street which was inaugurated by none other than Mr. Sachin Tendulkar in the year 2004. Also, an apartment complex in Kolkata is named after this brilliant cricketer. At present, a 1.5 km road in Rajarhat is named after this brilliant man, which is recognized as Sourav Ganguly Avenue.
When we come down to Ganguly’s accolades and attainments, that is indeed a long story as we know in his prolonged career. Still, we would want to name a few. Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer who has won 4 successive Man of the Match awards in ODIs as well as whenever he scored a century in a Test Cricket match, India has never lost that match. Amongst his 16 test centuries, India won 4 and drawn on 12. Alongshore two other wonderful cricketers, Aravinda De Silva and Mahela Jayawardane, Sourav Ganguly is the 3rd cricketer in the world to score a Century and lead a team to the World Cup Final. These will be some of the few to remember.
When we come down to Sourav’s personal life, he married his wonderful childhood girlfriend Dona in 1997 in a formal wedding ceremony. However, now he is a father to a beautiful daughter.
However much we want to talk about this man, it will be always less. Let us wish this man more success, joy, peace, love, and a wonderful journey in his future endeavors.
The main Excerpt Taken From – (jagran.com)