Bradman's meteoric rise from bush cricket to the Australian Test team took just over two years. England had won the First Test of the three-match series; however, Ganguly scored a century, becoming only the third cricketer to achieve such a feat on debut at Lord's, after Harry Graham and John Hampshire. During a following tour match against South Africa, he scored 83 with a new batting style, securing a win for India. Later, I thought that I was being childish. He himself had been summoned to the match referee no less than 12 times in the last decade. In the 2012 season he has been appointed as the Captain cum mentor for Pune Warriors India.
It was a response to Andrew Flintoff who swayed his T-shirt at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Weeks after his successful tour of England, Ganguly eloped with childhood sweetheart Dona Roy. He later calls this one of his best innings in Test cricket, and for good reason. Ganguly emerged as a tough, able and an adamant leader, who took his team to miraculous heights, winning Test matches away from home. He performed well in both series, averaging almost 70 and won the Man of the Series Award against Sri Lanka.
Since the favourite sport for the people of Calcutta was the game of football, Ganguly was initially attracted to the game. On 12 December 2007, Ganguly scored his maiden double century of his career while playing against Pakistan. Dada soon took to commentary as well. There is a certain élan with which they bat and numerous batsmen have proven this true, be it David Gower or Alan Border. Despite his contributions, his captaincy and coaching methods came under immense scrutiny from the press as well as other scholars. The job of the committee is to receive a report from the selectors at the end of every cricket season, assess the accountability of the selectors and make necessary recommendations. It is unclear how many more chances Ganguly would have got if his team had been humiliated by the visiting Australians.
Eventually he lost his place on the team in late 2005. But, right when the industry and the cricket world was expecting the two to take the next step step into their relationship, the duo called it off. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches. Sourav Ganguly's ability to polarise opinion led to one of the most fascinating dramas in Indian cricket. The groundsmen went against Ganguly, leaving a large amount of grass on the pitch. He scored 1106 Test runs at an average of 61. Due to a decrease in individual performance, he was dropped from the team in the following year.
After India were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage, there were reports of a rift between certain members of the Indian team and Chappell. Friction surfaced between the two and ended up in acrimonious spat between him and the coach. Archived from on 2 February 2017. What follows is a that sets the tone for the whole series. The same year, Ganguly tried his hand at county cricket career in England but was not successful. Sourav Ganguly is the most successful Indian test captain in overseas with 11 wins.
In 2003, India reached the for the first time since 1983, where they lost to the Australians. To him 'good behaviour', a broad term espoused by the present team management, belonged in school and probably not even there. Robin Singh scores a run-a-ball 80 too, but it's Ganguly who holds the innings together with a well-paced 124. In the next Test match at Trent Bridge he made 136, thus becoming only the third batsman to make a century in each of his first two innings after Lawrence Rowe and Alvin Kallicharran. India are chasing 315 against Pakistan, in the finals.
He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team. He continued to deny all allegations. He also proved to be a handy bowler with his medium pace bowling which proved nagging on many occasions, one such being Sahara Cup against Pakistan where he bamboozled them and picked 5 wickets for a paltry 16 runs. He was soon the subject of media criticism after an unsuccessful stint for county side Durham and for taking off his shirt in the final of the 2002 NatWest Series. At the age of 18, he made his Ranji Trophy debut in the finals between Bengal and Delhi at the Eden Gardens. He can swing and the ball both ways and often chips in with useful wickets to break partnerships. Ganguly had enlisted the support from the Indian media and eventually the board had to intervene and order a truce between the pair.
Despite being right-handed, Ganguly learnt to bat left-handed so he could use his brother's sporting equipment. He suffered from a drop in form during his captaincy, however, and his attitude and personality continued to produce problems. However, his personality was again called into question with complaints of arrogance and bad attitude. Is seen waving his shirt emphatically at the Lord's balcony as an incredible win in the caps off impressive back-to-back tours of West Indies and England. An indoor multi-gym and concrete wicket was built at their home, so he and Snehasish could practice the game. Ganguly joined the Kolkata Knight Riders team as captain for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in 2008. Ganguly had a successful tournament personally, scoring 465 runs at an average of 58.
I am retired Sourav Ganguly Sourav Ganguly scripted history in his debut test match at Lords against England where he went on to score a ton. Author , in his book, The magic of Indian cricket: cricket and society in India. Ganguly was alleged to have ignored instructions from the team management to score quickly. In fact, it was the support of his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly that initially got him into the sport of cricket. He loved Gower's style and used to watch old videos of him playing. There is some truth to Ganguly's words, as a series loss to Australia in 2001 may well have plunged the Indian team into further darkness. The same year, after a home Test series against Australia, he announced his retirement from international cricket.
But Ganguly had his cup of woes too and it spilled over when Greg Chappell took over as the coach of India. Ganguly was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, India's fourth highest civilian award, in recognition of his distinguished contribution in the field of sports. India was not required to bat in the second innings due to the match ending in a draw. I did not want to go for the India A tour but my father pushed me. Though his captaincy was on a rise, his batting performances had taken a dip.