Friday, October 10, 2008
When we say prince of Kolkata or Bengal tiger only one name flashes in our mind and that’s non other than Sourav Ganguly. This prince was born on July8, 1972 in Kolkata. That on one thought this baby would transform into million dollar baby.
He made his one day debut as a 19 year kid in January 1992 that against the mighty champion Australia. Who thought this tiger would lead India into world cup finals against the same one. But after that poor performance in that game he was put into controversy that he was not picked for his cricket but the fame he has. But dada disproved everything against England in 1996 by hitting consecutive tons in the first two tests.
From there the Bengal south paw carried his carrier into a tree with full of success fruits only. His consistent and aggressive approach made the captain of Indian team. Ganguly has captain made many remarkable things. After twenty years he was the only Indian captain to take our till finals in world cup. Ganguly is rated as the best successive captain in India till now.
He has very good attitude towards the game. This was proved by his comeback after a controversy with Great Chappell. By a person Sourav is very good man and have much self confidence in himself.
Ganguly is well known for his sixes. Once at the age of 15years he hit a ball out of the stadium to the top of the gallery. His dancing shot against the slow left arm spinner is mind blowing one.
This prince has scored 11,363 runs in 311 one day internationals at an awesome average of 41.02. This includes 22 hundreds. He also scored 6,888 runs in 109 matches with a great average of 41.74. He is one only Indian cricketer to get four man of the match awards continuously. He made that record in Sharjah. He is well known for his medium face bowling also.
Prince of Kolkata will be always remembered the world for great character and awesome performance in cricket. May god bless him and his family with lots of happiness coming days. We love you Sourav Ganguly. Those who all like him please leave comment to this tribute.