Sourav Ganguly Records: BCCI President turns 49

As the BCCI president turns 49, we look at all the Sourav Ganguly records in his cricketing career. %%sep%% %%sitename%%

Koushik Biswas
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There is a saying in cricket, "When life gives you a Greg Chappel, be a Sourav Ganguly". Well, that's a bit controversial line to start an article about Sourav Ganguly records. But, that was the life and career of Sourav Ganguly who rose against every odds and came back like a "Maharaj" (King, people from Kolkata calls him that) every time he is pushed down. Now, the current BCCI President who turned 49 made some significant moves on and off the field which changed Indian Cricket forever. To mark his birth anniversary we give you a list of Sourav Ganguly records that he made throughout his career.

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Sourav Ganguly records in tests

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From where everything started. Image- Outlook India

Sourav Ganguly made his test debut in 1996 against England at Lords' Cricket Ground. At that time his selection was questioned. The pundits called him the "East-Zone quota". But a typical Sourav Ganguly made sure all the questions were answered with the bat in hand. Not to forget his mild paced bowling. Let's take a look at Sourav Ganguly records in tests.

  1. 62nd batsman in test cricket history to score a 100 on test debut.
  2. 6th test batsman to score centuries in first two tests in his career.
  3. Highest Test score by a left-handed Indian batsman (239).
  4. Only test player to score a test century on debut and then score a zero in the last test innings.
  5. Only player to average more than 40 throughout his test career and play more than 100 test matches.

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Sourav Ganguly records in ODIs

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Ganguly hitting six over long-on. Image- ESPNCricinfo

Though Ganguly was India's one of the best in the longest format, it was the white ball that he dominated more than anyone. Even more than Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. Sourav Ganguly scored more white-ball runs than any other player during his time. Here are some Sourav Ganguly records in ODIs-

  1. He was the fatstest man to reach 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 ODI runs while playing.
  2. Ganguly is the only cricketer to win four consecutive man of the match awards in One Day Internationals.
  3. Highest individual score by any batsman in a ICC Champions Trophy final (117).
  4. Sourav Ganguly was also the first player to hit 3 centuries in the history of ICC Champions Trophy.
  5. Highest individual score in the ICC World Cup by any Indian player (183).
  6. He is also the third fastest to score 10000 ODI runs (263 ing).
  7. Most ODI runs by any left-handed Indian player (11363)
  8. Second most ODI runs in a single calender year (1767 runs in 1999).
  9. Second most ODI hundreds in a single calender year (7 ODI tons in 2000).
  10. One of the ive cricketers to have achieved the unique treble. Ganguly has scored more than 10,000 runs, took more than 100 wickets & 100 catches in ODI cricket.
  11. Second highest run-scorer in ODI cricketer among Indians and eigth in overall.
  12. Sourav Ganguly also has the record of scoring most tons by an Indian batsman in a single world cup. ( 3 centuries in 2003 )

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Sourav Ganguly records as captain

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Sourav Ganguly with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Image- Sportskeeda

Sourav Ganguly is sometimes called the "accidental captain". He had never captained any team before being the captain of the Indian Cricket team. He took over the captaincy post a tough time of "Azhar Saga". But as Kapil Dev said, that was the moment Indian cricket's future was made. Here are some of the records Sourav Ganguly made as a captain-

  1. Till retirement, Sourav Ganguly had the most successfull India captain in away tests (11 wins). Virat Kohli later went past him.
  2. Third most successful ODI captain among Indians (76 wins )
  3. Ganguly is the only Indian skipper to win a Test series in Pakistan.
  4. He took  the captaincy when India was ranked 8 in Test rankings, and left India second-ranked in test cricket, still a record for the biggest jump.

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"Giving that Indian team a lot of steel, self-belief, character. Forget about winning at home. I think all sides are comfortable winning at home. But it's about going outside in Test conditions that you are not familiar with against the best in the world and having that fire, hunger and belief to win. And I think that's where Dada made the biggest difference to Indian cricket."

Kumar Sangakkara on Sourav Ganguly as captain

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