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Five iconic moments from Sourav Ganguly’s career in pictures

Five iconic moments from Sourav Ganguly’s career in pictures

  • Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team, is celebrating his 48 birthday today.
  • In 1996, four years after Sourav Ganguly marked his debut in cricket, he scored a century against England in Lord’s Cricket Ground.
  • On May 26 1999, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored a record 318 runs against Sri Lanka.
  • Here is the look back at Ganguly’s five iconic moments.
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Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian cricket team, is celebrating his 48 birthday today. Popularly known as Dada, Ganguly has played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs — and have scored 22 centuries and scored 11363 runs. Ganguly retired from all the formats of cricket in 2008 and is now the president of Board of Control of Cricket in India.

Here’s a revisit to his journey —

In 1996, four years after Sourav Ganguly marked his debut in cricket, he scored a century against England in Lord’s Cricket Ground. He scored 131 runs from 301 balls in his debut test match.

In 1996, four years after Sourav Ganguly marked his debut in cricket, he scored a century against England in Lord’s Cricket Ground. He scored 131 runs from 301 balls in his debut test match.
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Ganguly scored another century in the very next match played at Trent Bridge — after which he announced his debut to international cricket.

Ganguly scored another century in the very next match played at Trent Bridge — after which he announced his debut to international cricket.
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On May 26 1999, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored a record 318 runs against Sri Lanka. Before this match, India had lost two consecutive matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe and was looking to come back in the World Cup game.

On May 26 1999, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored a record 318 runs against Sri Lanka. Before this match, India had lost two consecutive matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe and was looking to come back in the World Cup game.
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Ganguly led the young Indian cricket team in 2000 which won ICC Knockout trophy.

Ganguly led the young Indian cricket team in 2000 which won ICC Knockout trophy.
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In NatWest tri-series final 2002, Sourav Ganguly took off his shirt at Lord’s balcony after India won against English. Ganguly’s was hitting back at Flintoff who did the same thing after they won against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Ganguly’s jersey wave was criticised by many experts who called him out for breaking the codes of a “gentleman’s game”— especially at Lord’s stadium, which is dubbed as the Mecca of cricket. Geoffrey Boycott, who called Ganguly a naughty boy, demanded justification for his action.

In NatWest tri-series final 2002, Sourav Ganguly took off his shirt at Lord’s balcony after India won against English. Ganguly’s was hitting back at Flintoff who did the same thing after they won against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Ganguly’s jersey wave was criticised by many experts who called him out for breaking the codes of a “gentleman’s game”— especially at Lord’s stadium, which is dubbed as the Mecca of cricket. Geoffrey Boycott, who called Ganguly a naughty boy, demanded justification for his action.
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Ganguly made a remarkable come back in 2006 — a year after he was sacked from the national cricket team. His innings — with a score of 51— helped India win its first test match in South Africa.

Ganguly made a remarkable come back in 2006 — a year after he was sacked from the national cricket team. His innings — with a score of 51— helped India win its first test match in South Africa.
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Almost ten years after he announced his retirement, Ganguly was named the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India. And now, he is considering hosting the Indian Premier League without public gathering.

Almost ten years after he announced his retirement, Ganguly was named the president of the Board of Control of Cricket in India. And now, he is considering hosting the Indian Premier League without public gathering.
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