Sourav Ganguly Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family & More

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, is an Indian cricket administrator, commentator and former national cricket team captain who is the 39th and current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Sourav Ganguly Biography

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Wife: Dona Ganguly
Age: 47 Years
Hometown: Kolkata

Sourav Ganguly Biography

Sourav Ganguly Biography

Real Name Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Nickname Bengal Tiger, Maharaja, Dada, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince
Profession Former Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
International Debut Test– 20 June 1996 vs England at Lord’s
ODI– 11 January 1992 vs West Indies at Brisbane
International Retirement Test– 6 November 2008 vs Australia at Nagpur
ODI– 15 November 2007 vs Pakistan at Gwalior
Coach/Mentor BD Desai, VS “Marshall” Patil, Hemu Adhikari
Domestic/State Team West Bengal, Glamorgan, Lancashire
Nature on field Aggressive
Likes to play against Australia
Favourite Shot Upper Cut
Records (main ones) • In One Day International, he is the only cricketer to win four consecutive Man of the Match Awards.
• With 11363 runs, he is India’s second and world’s 8th highest run-scorer in the history of ODI.
• He is the fastest batsman to reach 9000 runs in the One Day International.
• Having 10000 runs, 100 wickets, and 100 catches in ODI, he is one of the only five cricketers to achieve this unique treble.
• His score of 183 runs is the highest by an Indian batsman in a World Cup match.
• By winning 11 out of 28 matches, he is the most successful Indian captain overseas.
Career Turning Point In the 1996 tour of England (which was his debut test), when he scored two consecutive centuries in the two innings.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 8 July 1972
Age (as in 2019) 47 Years
Birthplace Behala, Calcutta (presently Kolkata), West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School St. Xavier’s Collegiate School. Kolkata, West Bengal
College Not Known
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father– Chandidas Ganguly
Mother– Nirupa Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly with his parents
Brother– Snehasish Ganguly (former cricket player)
Sourav Ganguly with his brother Snehasish
Sister– N/A
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Listening to Music, Playing Soccer
Controversies • During his period in county cricket, he was often criticized for being arrogant and was tagged with “princely behavior”.
• In the 2001 India-Australia series, he reported late for the toss almost for every game.
• For showing dissent to the Umpire, he was banned for three matches in his career.
• He was criticized for waiving off his shirt at the Lord’s during the NatWest Series in 2002.
• In 2005, he was involved in a controversy with the then coach of the Indian Cricket Team, Greg Chappel, and was subsequently dismissed as captain.
Favorite Things
Favorite Cricketer David Gower
Favorite Food Alu Posto, Chingri Macher Malaikari, Biriyani
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Dona Ganguly, Odissi Dancer (married 1997)
Children Daughter– Sana Ganguly (born November 2001)
Son– N/A
Sourav Ganguly with his wife Dona and daughter Sana
Money Factor
Net Worth $55.5 million
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Sourav Ganguly

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sourav Ganguly Biography
  • Does Sourav Ganguly smoke?: No
  • Does Sourav Ganguly drink alcohol?: Yes
  • His nickname “The Prince of Calcutta” was given by Geoffrey Boycott.
  • His family is one of the richest families in Kolkata.
  • He does everything under the sun with his right hand except batting.
  • In his childhood, he was a huge football fan but due to his brother’s insistence, he was enrolled in a cricket academy.
  • He was often dropped from the squad because of his attitude problem and it said that once he refused to carry drinks for a senior cricketer.
  • In the late 90s, after his successful tour of England, he eloped with his childhood friend Dona Roy as their families were sworn, enemies.
  • He is considered as one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian Cricket and was the first time appointed as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the year 2000 when Sachin Tendulkar stepped down from the position for his health.
  • There is an apartment complex in Kolkata named after him, “Sourav Housing Complex”.
  • Following the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar, he opened a three-story restaurant, “Sourav’s – The Food Pavilion” in Kolkata.
  • He presently holds a number of posts including a member of the IPL governing council and a part of the Supreme Court of India appointed Justice Mudgal Committee probe panel for the IPL Spot-fixing.
  • On 23 October 2019, he took over as the BCCI’s 39th president. BCCI Twitter Post about Sourav Ganguly Taking Charge as the BCCI President
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