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This is a world of agression. A world which inspires us to win, a world which makes us more determinant to achieve our goals in life, a world which teaches us the never die down attitude, a world which teaches us how to lead, a world which teaches us to rise from the ashes, a world which teaches us to rule, a world that encourages us to stamp our authority in our respective fields by our "DADAGIRI".


Tuesday, August 7, 2007


  • Sportstar Person of the Year - 1998 Awarded by the Sportstar Magazine
  • Arjuna Award -1998 For outstanding performance in cricket
  • CEAT Cricketer of the Year 99-00 , Cash prize of 5 lakh rupees and a trophy
  • CEAT Indian Captain of the Year 01-02 For outstanding achievement as leader
  • Award for Cricketing Excellence 2003 Presented to men who made "the difference"
  • Padma Shri 2004 4th highest civilian award in India
  • Rammohan Roy Award 2004 For outstanding performance as captain

  • Sourav has 4 of his innings in top 100 ODI innings declared by Wisden Cricket and 3 in top 25.
     21)Ganguly S C 141* Ind vs SA, 2000, Nairobi.
        24)Ganguly S C 141 Ind vs Pak, 2000, Adelaide Oval.
        25)Ganguly S C 183 Ind vs SL, 1999, County Ground.
        71)Ganguly S C 153* Ind vs NZ, 1999, Captain Roop 
Singh Stadium.
  • Sourav has 3 of his innings in Top 5 ODI innings played by Indian batsman as declared by Wisden Cricket.
2) Ganguly S.C 141* 196.71 India Vs South Africa
2000, Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground

4) Ganguly S.C 141 194.35 India Vs Pakistan,
2000, Adelaide Oval
        5) Ganguly S.C 183 194.07 India Vs Sri Lanka,
1999, County Ground, Taunton.

·  Second fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs.
·  Fastest to reach
multiples of 7,000,
8,000, 9,000 ODI Runs.
·  Second Fastest after
Viv Richards to reach
6,000 ODI Runs in 147
Innings and Sachin
Tendulkar to 10,000 in
263 Innings.

Sourav Ganguly... reaching the 10,000-run mark.
· In the Sahara Cup 1997, Saurav Ganguly set a World Record for 4 consecutive Man of the Match Awards and later he was declared as the Man of The series also.
·   Sourav is the highest run scorer
in the world in the
calendar year of
1997 - with 1338 runs
1999 - with 1767 runs
2000 - with 1579 runs
in 1998, he was the 2nd highest
total run scorer in the
world after Sachin Tendulakr.
Sachin scored 1894 runs while sourav scored 1328
Which means he ruled the world cricket in batting
for 4 years.He scored 1114 runs in year 2002 also.
·   Holds the record, shared withMahendra Singh Dhoni,
for the second highest score by an Indian cricketer
in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999.
·   Held the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for
the highest first wicket partnership for India in a
ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001. This record
was bettered by Sri Lankan opening pair of Jayasuriya
and Tharanga in 2006 at Headingly.
·   Was involved in the first 300 run ODI partnership
with Rahul Dravid.
·   Sourav with Sachin tops the list of Highest overall
partnership runs by openers with 5799 runs(17
hundred runs partnership which too is a record).
·   Sourav with Sachin tops the list of Highest overall
partnership runs by a pair playing at any position
with total 7417 runs(22 hundred runs partnership
which too is a record) till date and while his
partnershipship with Rahul Dravid is on the 5th spot
in this list with a total of
4245 runs.
·   Sixth on the all time list with 30 man of the match
·   First Indian to score an ODI century against
Australia in Australia.(who says he is afraid
of fast tracks :P)
·  Sourav is among those 9 cricketers of the world who
scored a century
and took
4 wickets in the same match.
He first scored 130* and l
ater took 4/21 against SL
in 1999 at Nagpur.
·  Sourav is among those 12
cricketers of the world
who scored a half century
and took 5 wickets in the
same match. He scored 71*
and took 5/34 against Zim
in 2000 at Kanpur.
·  Sourav Ganguly in ICC World Cup 2002/03
scored a total of 465 runs and this performance is on
5th spot in the list of Most runs in an series by a
captain with unfornately Greg Chappell topping the
list :D
·  In Feb 2005: Climbed to the number 3 spot in the list
of most sixes hit by a batsman in ODI with 168 sixes
in 247 matches.

·  Sourav jointly(with Mark Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar and
Ricky Ponting) holds the record of scoring maximum
number of centuries (4) in world cup.
·  Sourav holds the record of scoring maximum number of
centuries in a single WC (3 centuries in WC-03) jointly
with Mark Waugh and Mathew Hayden.
·  Sourav holds the record of scoring most runs through
boundaries in an innings in any World Cup match.
He scored 110 runs by boundaries in his mammoth 183
score against SL in taunton in WC-99.
·  Sourav’s 183 is the second highest score in an inning
by any cricketer with Kirsten topping the list with 188*.
·  Sourav with Dravid holds the record of heighest
partnership of 318 runs in WC while the 2nd spont in
the list too goes to Sourav with Sachin who scored 244
runs together against Namibia in WC-03.

·   One of 3 batsman who made tons in their 1st two Test innings.
·  Sourav was only the 3rd batsman
in the world to score a century
on debut at Lords.
·  His 131 still remains the
highest by any batsmanon his
debut at Lord’s.
·  In May 2004: Joined the top
20 list of players whohit the
most sixes in Test cricket,
with 41 sixes.


·  Captained India in a record 49 Test matches.
·  Led India to a record 21 Test
·  India's most successful Test
·  India's most successful ODI
·  In the 2nd Test vs. Australia
at Kolkata in the
Border-Gavaskar Trophy,
Sourav became only
the 3rd captain in Cricket history to lead a team
to victory after following on. India went on to
win the series 2-1.
·  In Mar - Apr 2004: Became the first Indian captain
to win an ODI and Test series in Pakistan
·  In April 2005: Became only the 3rd cricketer and 2nd
Indian after Mohammed Azharuddin to make 5000 ODI runs
as skipper in the Pepsi Cup vs. Pakistan.


source - souravganguly.net

Nobody is a born captain. Most of the time, I have gone on instinct.

- When his captaincy was criticized.

I know what I am. People can label me as they like but it upsets me to hear the word arrogant being used against me. I am not arrogant. Not at all.

- On being called arrogant.

He’s a champion at everything. I really admire him. I am very impressed with the way he approaches life.

- On Rahul Dravid.

The thing I like most about Sachin is his intensity. After being in the game for so long, he still has the same desire to do well for India in any international match. I tell you what, this man is a legend.

- On Sachin Tendulkar.

I am not surprised.

- On Sachin Tendulkar getting 10,000 ODI runs.

Now I was not only the Prince of Calcutta, but I was the monarch of Indian Cricket. I could not comprehend the feelings and emotions that were rising inside me.

- On being appointed captain.

I am here to win games not popularity contests.

- On being criticized by the English media while touring England in July 2002.

I see things differently after Sana’s birth. An event like this changes everybody and it has changed me too. I have become more mature.

- On the birth of his daughter, Sana.

We went around for a long time. She is a lovely person and now we are married and blessed with a beautiful daughter, Sana. She is a terrific woman and has adjusted to our joint family so well that she does not even have time for me! So it’s all happy on this front. "

- About his wife, Dona.

We obviously don't get support from outside, so we support each other and will continue to do so whatever happens in the rest of the tournament.

- On why the ‘huddle’ was invented during the World Cup.

After all the rubbish that was published in the media, I thought it was all over. It hurt very badly.

- Reflecting back on the disastrous Australian Tour in 1992 where media was full of stories on his attitude problems.

I enjoy captaincy. A Captain has to take the responsibility of guarding the interest of his players.

- After being named Captain of the Indian cricket team.

I have scored centuries in matches where Shoaib has bowled and to hear that I'm uncomfortable against him is rather surprising.

- Denying observations that he cannot face Shoaib Akhtar.

Every individual needs to be handled differently. One person might need a pat on the back. Another, an arm around the shoulder. But to seniors like Azhar, Sachin, Ajay, Anil and Javagal, a quiet word would do.

- On how he handles his superstar teammates

There have been angry reactions back home and that is understandable because of our poor showing against Australia. But true supporters are this who not only jump up with the team’s victory but also stand by the team in times of defeats. I was shocked and disappointed to hear what the families of Dravid and Kaif have gone through.

- About the reaction of angry fans back home after India lost badly to Australia in the early stages of the 2003 World Cup.

One off day shattered our World Cup dream.

- After India got thrashed in the 2003 World Cup Final against Australia.

I am very hard on people on the field. But once we are off it, I forget the whole issue and don’t bring it up.

- On how he is as a captain.

Blood came out like water as soon as the gauze was removed. This is life.

- Talks about the boil on his thigh that forced him to miss the Mohali Test in October 2003.

In no other country is a team written off even before its departure.

- Slams the Indian critics who predicted that India would be thrashed by the home team when they toured Australia in December 2003.

I believe in my ability to score runs and that is what I look to do. It happens sometimes that people get after you. But you have to take in your stride. It’s a professional sport so one has to go ahead.

- After he scored a ton against Australia at Brisbane and proved all his detractors wrong.

We know, and they know, that we can beat them.

- said a rather cocky Sourav after beating Australia.

That's in the past now. We mature as time goes on and I've been captain for three years now, so you start realising things and go ahead.

- Sourav plays down his gamesmanship which got him on the wrong side of Steve Waugh during the 2001 series in India.

You’ve all seen it on TV. We all know the truth don’t we?

- Commenting on a beamer from Shoaib Akhtar during India’s tour of Pakistan in March 2004.

I am a big fan of Kaif. He bats at no. 7, the most difficult position in one-day cricket and he keeps coming up with knocks like this one.

- He said of Kaif after the ecstatic victory in the 4th ODI in Lahore in the Samsung Cup 2004 that kept India in the series.

We will try and pull the chain and stop the train midway!

- When asked how his team plan to counter Shoaib Akhtar, known as the Rawalpindi Express.

To be honest I do not believe in sitting back and taking things which are not right. If it is right, I am up to it, I listen to you, and try to rectify. But if you are not, I am not a sort of person to sit back and listen.

- Ganguly told PTI in an exclusive interview.

I was probably the most loved man when we beat Australia in a Test series a few years back. But I am often the most hated man in India.

- Sourav said about fans in India and their angry reactions when the Team India loses.

(Smiles)... Doesn't make me a rebel.

- On marrying Dona against the wishes of his family.

Don't stand under the sun waiting for me. I am not going to say anything.

- Sourav refuses to comment on his exclusion in October 2005.

I told my boys that I have kept my record of losing finals intact.

- Sourav Ganguly lets out a wry smile after East Zone lose in the Duleep Trophy final.

Whatever is appearing in the media claiming he has attitude problems and doesn't have good relations with his colleagues is all rubbish. I myself talked to the senior players and there was not a single complaint against Sourav.

- BCCI President Sharad Pawar rubbishes talks of Sourav being a 'demotivator'.

Lara is blessed with great ability. Both Lara and Sachin together with Gavaskar are the three legends of the game. – Sourav on Lara's record 34th Test 100.

It happens... it happens when two friends fight. I was angry, especially when it came from someone whom you knew for quite some time. You say lot of things when you are angry, but they may be or may not be from the heart. – Dada on spat with Chappell and patching up if given a chance.

Then, in the 2003 series (on India's tour to Australia), Steve (Waugh) said that let's be on time for the toss now. I said: 'If you behave, I will'. - Sourav

It's true, a lot of people said I should retire but I still feel I have it in me to play those innings again, and perhaps even better ones. Why else would I be fighting to get back into the Indian team? – Dada on whether he can return to International cricket after being dropped.

Sourav and I try to spend more time with our daughter and we are more busy in grooming her as a good human being. – Dona when asked if Sana would be a cricketer or a dancer.

God has been kind... What else can I say? Nothing would’ve happened without God... I’ve been blessed. - Sourav on his return to the Indian team in Jan 2007.

I don't feel any kind of pressure. There would be some pressure as captain but I am going as a normal player, so I am free. - Sourav before leaving for the 2007 World Cup in West Indies.

Signature By Sourav Ganguly

T Shirt Act by Sourav Ganguly

Here is the part of an article by Anshul Chaturvedi showing the importance of theT Shirt act by Sourav Ganguly for Indian Cricket

and here is th elink to the article

Saturday, August 4, 2007


This is a compilation of some old articles following the fall and the rise of the Prince of Kolkata .

Greg Became The Coach of The Indian Cricket team

This is the story of a Phoeninx who emerged from ashes. Once it was almost declared that his career is now over but he is back in the team now with a bang. He made a comeback and repeated the history of his own comeback in 1996 after being dropped in 1992. He surely is the king of all comebacks. His comeback is an ispiration to not only his fans but to his critics too
More than his cricketing skills, i'm his fan for his attitude.

comments aare always welcome :)

Friday, August 3, 2007


Year 1996.
After Navjot Singh Sidhu, players like V Rathour, S Somasunder, A. jadeja and Nayan Mongia were tried as the partners of Sachin Tendulkar for the opening slot in ODIs. India was facing an accute shortage of a good opener at that time.
Then came Sourav Ganguly, who was dropped from the team after giving only a chance to him in 1992 and was accused for many non cricketing stuffs. A half century in his very first ODI match as an opener provided India the man they were searching for. Sachin and Sourav as openers proved themselves to best opening partners in the world. Later one was called THE GOD OF THE CRICKET and another THE GOD OF THE OFFSIDE. This left hand right hand combination was among the deadliest combos in the World Cricket and was no doubt the fear factor for World's any bowling line up. They were truly the "AWESOME TWOSOME" and are now again back to the business together on opening slot after Virender Sehwag being dropped from the side. A partnership that began its golden journey in late 1996 became undoubtedly the best opening pair in the history of World Cricket that spans over three decades.
Sourav along with Sachin took India from a shortage to records. A guy who once was neglected by the selectors became the savior of the Indian Cricket when India was really struggling with the shortage of an ODI opener.

Year 2000.
India lost five tests in a row under Sachin ( 3 in Australia against Aussies and 2 in India against
RSA ). Sachin stepped down from the captainship. Media reported the groupism in the Indian Team with many senior players in the team. Again a LEADER was needed to set all these problems.
Then again came Sourav Ganguly. He was elected as the Indian Captain to succeed Sachin Tendulkar when he stepped down from the captainship. Sourav played with three ex captains (Azahar, Jadeja and Sachin) and the reportedly called South Lobby (Srinath, Venkatesh and Kumble) under him but he managed it all beautifully well and won the ODI series against RSA by 3-2.
But this was not the end for the problems in Indian Cricket. The match fixing scandal thrashed Indian Cricket into pieces and India had to lose many senior players. Kapil too left the post of coach after the scandal.
Again India was in a big trouble and after the loss of many senior players, all the responsibility to build a completely new team was on the shoulders of Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly.
Then again with the kiwi coach John Wright, Sourav rebuilt the indian cricket team and changed it into TEAM INDIA which was known for its never say die and always fighting attitude. Sourav fought with selectors for youngsters like Yuvi, Bhajji and Veeru for their positions in the team. Sourav lead this TEAM INDIA to the finals of two ICC Championships and then finally to the WORLD CUP-2003 finals.Again it was Sourav who as captain became the savior of Indian Cricket and took the team from lows to great heights. Many of the cricket experts declared the team lead by Sourav (THE TEAM INDIA) as the best ever Indian Cricket Team.

Year 2006.
Sourav was not in the team as he was again dropped accusing him for a lot of non cricketing stuffs like his policy to "divide n rule".
The young Indian team set a record of continuous 17 wins chasing the target. Everybody forgot Sourav at that time as the team was doing great. But again most of those wins were in Indian Subcontinent. But true picture of the Indian Cricket Team became clear when they had to play outside the subcontinent. Continuous defeats in WI, DLF Cup, ICC Championship in home and then in South Africa. Again Indian Cricket needed someone to save them and then again Sourav was called back. And as a result India again started winning and Sourav became the scriptor of most of the wins. They won test in RSA, won ODI series aginst WI and SL, WC was an exception but sourav performed there too, and now again the test win in England.
Sourav became the savior for the Indian Cricket Team.
He was insulted again and again by the cricket board, was dropped again and again accusing him of many non cricketing stuffs but still it was always Sourav Ganguly who brought the glories to Indian Cricket everytime. He repeated the history everytime. Few people call him the good luck for the team. Whatever it may be but he truly is the SAVIOR OF THE INDIAN CRICKET.

Reader's comments are always welcome.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Flintoff ran out Anil Kumble off the fourth ball, and then dismissed last man Javagal Srinath with a perfect yorker off the next.He ran down the wicket twirling his shirt around his head in football style in celebration .

Andrew Flintoff took off his shirt to celebrate after bowling out India's last man

Fintoff is congratulated by his team-mates after the win

As England's cricketers cavorted with delight on securing their thrilling five-run win in Mumbai, SouravGanguly rose from his chair and kicked an empty water bottle away in disgust.

Andrew Flintoff leads England's celebrations after drawing the series

England's celebrations were not a happy sight for Ganguly

This is what our hero and the thn captain Sourav Ganguly felt after that defeat and the celebrations by England. He admitted in future too that this was a painful moment of his life. But this defeat made him more strong and determinant to beat England and take the revenge and he did that in Nats final.
A joyful India pose for the cameras

Here is an a part of the interview of Sourav on the very next day after the Natwest Final win.

Painful memories erased, says Ganguly

London, July 14
Indian captain Saurav Ganguly said India’s sensational two-wicket win over
England at Lord’s yesterday erased the painful memories of the one-day series against that team at home early this year.

“I have no words to explain. It has been outstanding,” said Ganguly of India’s victory after having remained literally glued to his seat throughout India’s epic run chase in the afternoon.

It was clear that not clinching the home series against England after leading 2-1 had rankled Ganguly.

For, soon after Kaif and Zaheer completed the winning run, he took off his shirt in the manner Andrew Flintoff had done in Mumbai as England won the nerve-wrecker of a match in the final encounter.

Ganguly admitted what happened that January evening was a painful moment for him as an Indian captain.

He also said the Lord’s win maintained the team’s unbeaten record in a one-day series in 2002.

“We have won every series we have played this year. The word final is missing but we have won the deciders,” said Ganguly, making a reference to critics’ point that India has struggled to win finals in recent past.

This shows his agression and his will to win. He wanted to give it back to his opponents and he did that. That was really the most proud feeling for any Indian supportor.That was something which an Indian can never forget and was surely a moment of proud for us being an Indian who have the guts to reply everything back to the opposition when it comes to the nation’s pride

But its sad to see that few of our own ppl never felt proud when sourav took off his shirt after that win in Lords nd for them sourav tarnished the gentlemen game's image
for them, the game's image is more important thn the Country's image. DISGUSTING.

For me Sourav Rox and will keep rocking.



This is a compilation of 2 old articles when we really got to see the agression by this Indian Captain, Our Hero - SOURAV GANGULY. He showed the wrold that an Indian too can be agressive when needed and can reply the oppositions in their language. Here are the articles related to his clash with Steve Waugh.
Source - bbc sports.

Article - 1

Monday, 2 April, 2001, 11:26 GMT 12:26 UK
Ganguly winds up Waugh

Sourav Ganguly exchanges views with Australia's captain
Flashpoint: Ganguly dismisses Waugh at Indore
BBC Sport Online reflects a growing animosity between Australian skipper Steve Waugh and India's Sourav Ganguly.

On the face of it, Steve Waugh is not the type of man with whom to pick an argument.

Perhaps the most committed cricketer on the planet, his approach has rubbed off on his teammates and helped make Australia the dominant force of the modern era.

Although respectful of the game's traditions, he is no stranger to the not so noble art of sledging.

But a Test batting average of over 50 and a willingness to exert every last drop of energy on his team's behalf have won him admirers all over the cricket world.

Waugh has a compassionate side - to the children of the Udayan home in Calcutta he is a hero for his fund-raising efforts on their behalf.

Late arrival

Australian captain Steve Waugh
Waugh: Test defeat left sour taste

It is a different story, however, when he crosses the boundary ropes.

A 2-1 defeat in the Test series in India - after a run of 16 successive victories - has been hard to stomach for the Aussies.

And relations between Waugh and home skipper Sourav Ganguly have now taken a turn for the worse.

Waugh has accused his opposite number of deliberately turning up late for the toss throughout the Test and one-day series.

"There's so much to do in the mornings, knocking up, talking to the selectors, that I may have been late by a few minutes," Ganguly responded.

But Waugh was even more incensed at Indore after an incident in which, he claims, Ganguly tried to claim the coin had come down in his favour, when it had not in fact done so.


We're ahead in the series and intend staying there
Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly insists he simply bent over the coin to see which side was uppermost and could not tell whether it was heads or tails.

"I could not be bothered what Waugh says. I am within my rights to seek a clarification from the match referee," he said.

Indian newspaper The Hindu believes, however, Ganguly has decided to give Australia a taste of their own medicine.

His approach is understandable if, as has been claimed, he has been subjected to 'verbals' by the Australian fielders whenever he has been at the crease.

Ganguly's reaction when he dismissed Waugh at Indore suggested that their rivalry has now become personal.

One thing is certain - Waugh will not back down from a challenge.

And like elephants, Aussies do not forget.

Article - 2

Ganguly: Aussies acted like schoolboys
Steve Waugh and Sourav Ganguly
Even the toss caused controversy
Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has accused the departing Australian team of childishness.

Despite captaining the side that ended Australia's record breaking unbeaten Test run, Ganguly is apparently still seething with bitterness.

"It just puts me off, they are complaining just about anything and everything," the Sunday Age newspaper quoted Ganguly as saying of the visitors.

They are supposed to be a good team but to see them complaining every time is just schoolboy stuff
Sourav Ganguly

"They are supposed to be a good team but to see them complaining every time is just schoolboy stuff.

"There seemed to be just too much of it, which started right from the beginning of the series."

Opposite number SteveWaugh targeted Ganguly even before Australia arrived for their three-test tour.

Waugh expressed concern Ganguly would receive specially-prepared pitches to suit his side as the world champion Australians attempted to win their first series in India in 31 years.

India ended Australia's world-record winning streak of 16 matches in the second test and won the series 2-1 before Australia salvaged some pride by claiming the limited overs series 3-2.

Waugh complained late in the tour that Ganguly had arrived late for the toss "seven times" and that Ganguly even once tried to wrongly claim he had won the toss before the match referee intervened.

He is a very seasoned pro and knows the business of cricket inside out
Ganguly on Steve Waugh

Ganguly averaged under 20 with the bat in the limited overs and test series as Waugh's men made their dislike for Ganguly obvious whenever he strode to the crease.

"He is a very seasoned pro and knows the business of cricket inside out," Ganguly said.

"He may have realised here that there are others who can play the same mental game," added Ganguly.

"I don't know and do not care whether he respects me or not. But I have a lot of respect for captains and players around the world.

"There were some words exchanged on the field, but that happens in the heat of battle. Also, we proved that they are not unbeatable."

Waugh said: "We got along reasonably well in the end. It's no good airing dirty laundry in public."

The Australian players arrive back home on Monday.