Saurav Ganguly Career -Retirement

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Born on: 8 July 1972, Calcutta, Bengal
Major Teams played for: Bengal, Lancashire, ACC Asian XI, Glamorgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, India
Batting Style: Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Bowler
Test Debut: India Vs England at Lord's, London, 2nd Test, 1996 (scored century)
ODI Debut: India Vs West Indies at Brisbane, Australia World Series, 1991/92
Saurav Ganguly, India's most successful Test Captain ever, fondly called Dada, has finally announced his retirement from the both domestic and International Cricket. The news disappointed to many of Ganguly's fans who were not expecting his retirement so early. Saurav Ganguly was controversially selected in the four test series against Australia & it was more controversial when he dropped from the Irani Trophy. Saurav Ganguly also added that he was surprised by his inclusion in the Test series against Australia. Saurav Ganguly has announced that the Test Series against Australia (October 2008) would be his last series of his career.
Saurav Ganguly at his debut in 1992 at Lord's Ground, London against England

Speaking to press reporters in Bangalore, Prince of Calcutta, Ganguly said "I have decided to quit. This will be my last Test series of my career. These last four Test matches will be last for the country. I wish I will be able to go on a winning note. I really thank you all of you for your cooperation. I have already informed my team of my decision."

Ganguly had a fantastic & glorious career spanning over 12 years and 109 Tests and scoring 6888 runs at an average of 41.74 which included also 15 centuries after a stunning debut in Lord's way back in 1996.
Saurav Ganguly during 2003 World Cup final

One Day Internatonal Career Batting and Fielding
M I RUNS HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
308 297 11221 183 40.95 22 71 73.65 99

One Day International Career Bowling
Balls Mdns Runs BB Ave 5wI Econ
4533 30 3835 5-16 38.35 2 5.08

Test Career Batting and Fielding
M I RUNS HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct
110 181 935 239 41.78 15 34 51.28 71

Test Career Bowling Statistics
Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave Econ
3111 1681 32 3-28 52.53 3.24

Bengal Tiger still roaring....
Saurav Ganguly scored century in his last
series (2nd Test Match at Mohali) against Australia. He showed all his critics that still ha has the guts, power, inspiration to play more cricket but these proves that he announced his retirement with the pressure of selectors.

Now let me show you some of the memorable pictures of Saurav Ganguly - A Tribute to Saurav Ganguly

"Saurav Ganguly used to write essay's of her homework, when he was in school"..after all she is his wife….
Saurav Gangult at 5

"Saurav Ganguly can play it as well as soccer"

"Saurav Ganguly alone together with his wife Dona Ganguly…… his home…at behala"

The two big families of Indian cricket that's a rare one…..

Saurav Ganguly after come back"Yes I will always return"…….as said by bryan adams……..On the first tour of Australia…..back in 1991 with the aussie prime minister …….

Now that's the most rare one………me on the right and my gr8888 partner "chhotobabu" on the left"…….

"One Saurav Ganguly's first tours of England (under 18) at age of 16…..ajay,sachin,vinod were there

Anil Kumble also taken retirement
Anil Kumble also took his retirement on 2nd November 2008 at Kotla Ground, Delhi during the 3rd Test against Australia. The decision was not pre-planned, he just took the decision before the final day of the 3rd Test Match Australia. After the retirement, when he met the press conference he told that he took the decision just because of his injury. He is the 2nd player after Saurav Ganguly, announced his retirement in the Border-Gavaskar series. Although, Saurav Ganguly will also retire from the cricket after the 4th and final Test which will be being played at Nagpur against the Aussies. All the Indian cricketers and cricket followers shocked with his sudden decision. He was a fighter cricketer, he has always given his 100% in the ground whether he is fully fit or not. When he broke is jaw in Antigua against the West Indies, he came back from from the hospital and bowled like a giant and took the all time great batsman Brian Lara. Not only with his bowling, he also left great impact on his batting specially in Test Cricket. He has many half centuries and a century with his name. Sachin Tendulkar told reporter that he is a great player for Indian cricket and best ever spin bowler Indian has produced. Sunik Gavaskar told that player like Anil kumble comes once in a generation.



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Anonymous said...

Do not worry Ganguly. Whoever served India we treated accordingly.

1. We killed Mahatma Gandhi for Fighting against British.
2. We ridiculed Nehru for Guiding India at crucial stage and making india as one country.
3. We ridiculed Dr ambedkar for writing a constitution which prevented military rule in india (Watch bangaldesh, burma, pakistan).
4. We treated kapildev properly by not inviting 1983 world cup silver jubilee.
5. Now we will make sure that You will get most humiliating farewell because you were most successful caption of India.

Tail note: Dilip vengsarkar who was a burden of Indian team is judging a person who was an asset to Indian team

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The Djoker said...

Hey man......sorry to say but, found nothing original or entertaining about our favourite Dada in your blog. Nice presentation style, but little substance. The 'rare' photos come up on the first click at google. What about your individual ideas regarding Sourav's retirement?
Check out my post on Sourav and let me know what you think about it....................

Anonymous said...

wow i too love Ganguly

G Ragu

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