48 Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly on his 48th Birthday – Check Out

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Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly – The Prince of Kolkata and the former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly who was known for his aggressive and furious captaincy for team India. Now the BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, the love of Indian cricket team will celebrate his 48th Birthday on July 8th.interesting facts about sourav ganguly

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

For this special we bring you the 48 Interesting Facts About Ganguly on his 48th Birthday. Check Out.

1. Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1973 in Kolkata.
2. His parents affectionately called him ‘Maharaj’.
3. Saurabh still lives in a joint family having more than 50 members. There are 48 rooms in his house and he owns 32 cars.
4. His parents wanted him to be an engineer or a doctor.

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5. Ganguly’s first love is not cricket but football.
6. Sourav is affectionately called Dada.
7. Sourav Ganguly is also known as Prince of Kolkata.
8. He speaks Hindi, English and Bengali.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

9. He played his first ODI match against West Indies in 1991, and first Test match against England in 1996 at Lord’s.
10. His life was influenced by his father Chandidas, coach Debu Mitra, cricketers Ravi Shastri and Azharuddin.
11. Ganguly’s father has a huge business in printing, which is at number three in Asia. He is one of the 5 richest people in Kolkata.
12. During his career, Dada led the Indian team for 49 Test matches and won 21 matches. Dada has scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs.
13. Ganguly’s 51 in a low scoring match against South Africa in Johannesburg contributed to India’s first win against South Africa.
14.Ganguly became the captain in October 2000.
15. He is known as an aggressive captain.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

16. In his first ODI series as a captain, he scored two consecutive centuries against Australia.
17. In 2003, Ganguly took Team India to the final, but had to face defeat at the hands of Australia.
18. Sourav Ganguly is Brian Lara’s favorite Indian captain.
19. Ganguly has a red colored Mercedes convertible.
20. Ganguly’s favorite sports are cricket and soccer.
21. He is a fan of Brazil’s Pele in the soccer game.
22. Ganguly’s favorite cricketers are Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Steve Waugh.
23.Ganguly’s favorite female player is Steffi Graf, who is a German tennis player.
24. Ganguly is a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan.
25. His favorite heroines are Aishwarya Roy and Raveena Tandon.
26. His favorite film is Sholay.
27. He is also a fan of Leander Paes.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

28. He loves Biryani, Black Dal and Chingri Macher Malikari (Bengali dish).
29. He likes to spend holidays in London and Darjeeling.
30. He says that stay with those people from whom a lot can be learned. Prove yourself by doing something different and answer the critics. Be a good person.
31. Dancing with Hrithik Roshan in a Hero Honda advertisement seems to be the strangest moment for her.
32. He describes the birth of his daughter as the best moment.
33. The love story of Ganguly and Donna is no less than a film story. His wife Donna was an Odissi dancer by profession. Donna lived in the neighborhood of Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly used to love Dona since school days. After coming from school, he used to take a round on the cycle to see Donna. Donna also liked Ganguly.
But there was mutual enmity between the two families. The two got married on 12 August 1996 without informing the family. By this time Ganguly had become famous. His family members wanted him to get married to a Brahmin girl.

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When both of them told about their marriage to the family members, their families did not accept this marriage. Slowly they accepted the relationship. A small function was organized on 21 February. Both celebrate this day as their wedding anniversary.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

34. Nagma put a twist in this lovely love story:- Sourav Ganguly’s name was linked to a South Indian actress. In the year 2000, he was seen roaming with Nagma in Chennai. Not only this, both were found together in a film center located in Madras. When Dona came to know about Ganguly’s affair, he made up his mind to divorce, but Ganguly got away from Nagma for the sake of his wife.
35. On 3 November 2001, Donna gave birth to a daughter named Sana.
36. Sourav Ganguly is ranked sixth in this list of top 10 richest cricketers in the whole world in 2013.
37. Sachin called Ganguly and informed him about his retirement.
38. Ganguly’s Dream Team:-
ODI XI: Sachin Tendulkar, Saurabh Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Ravindra Jadeja, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan. 12th player: Rahul Dravid
Test XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly/Gundappa Vishwanath, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan. 12th player: VVS Laxman.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

39. The ‘Seema Gavaskar Trophy’ which was played between India and Australia in India in 2008, was their last Test series.
40. It is Ganguly’s dream to bring Reliance’s Anil Ambani and Sahara’s Subroto Roy to Kolkata.

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41. He is a very religious person and prays before every match.
42. Sourav Ganguly also captained Shah Rukh Khan’s team Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
43. Became BCCI President in year 2020
44. Sachin used to call him ‘Dadi’ despite he was known as DADA famously.

Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly

45. His favourite at the Lord Balcony to pulling of his shirt after India won the series.
46. He was treated as the biggest entity in West Bengal after honourable CM.
47. He is all set to guide IPL 2022 mega auction under his guidance.
48. At last we love you DADA for what you have done for Indian Cricket

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