By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jul 08, 2020 12:01 IST
Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: Dada turns 48, list of cricketers gave birthday wishes

Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly - The old Indian Cricket Team subtitle and the Indian Cricket Dada Sourav Ganguly are 48 years old today. Sourav Ganguly celebrates his 48th birthday today as the captain who helped the Indian team reach new heights. Dada turns 48, list of cricketers gave birthday wishes. Sourav Ganguly, famous in world cricket as Dada, had instilled that confidence in the players, whose fault had been seen for the past two decades. Sachin Tendulkar, who was called the Lord of Cricket, had made the captaincy, but neither he himself was successful nor the team was very successful.

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The 1990s had changed, a new century had come and the Indian team was appointed as Sourav Ganguly as captain. Mohammad Azharuddin, who captained the country for almost a decade, also failed to do the job Sourav Ganguly did. No ICC event Sourav Ganguly was able to bring the country, but it led the team to the 2003 World Cup final. Apart from this, India also played the final of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Speaking of captaincy figures, Sourav Ganguly captained the team in 49 Tests, of which India won 21 Tests. These were the most test matches won by any Indian captain. MS Dhoni broke this record, while Captain Virat Kohli broke Dhoni's record. In ODI cricket, Ganguly captained 146 matches, in which India won 76 matches. It also included the NatWest Trophy victory on foreign soil.

Sourav Ganguly (Dada) turns 48

Sourav Ganguly, who played 113 test games for the country, has scored 7,212 runs at an average of 42.18, including 16 centuries and 35 half centuries, including a double century. Dada has also reached 900 four and 57 six in a test race. At the same time, he scored 11,363 runs in 311 ODIs on average over 40. Even today he is the third hitter in the world to complete 10,000 runs in the fewest games. In ODIs, it has marked 22 centuries and 72 half centuries.

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