Saurav Ganguly the Bengal Tiger of Cricket
“We need to win the second one,otherwise the world will call our first victory as luck”,this was not said by Buddha or any other philosopher.But these are words said by Former Indian Cricket captain Sourav Ganguly.,after winning the first test against Australia in Australia by any Asian team in 30 years.
He was the man who changed the DNA of Indian Cricket.
Ganguly From Football to Cricket
Sourav Chandidass Ganguly was born in West Bengal in the year 1972.He was interested in football initially ,and his interest changed to Cricket after seeing his elder brother practicing Cricket .
He is naturally a right handed but started practicing cricket in his left hand.He was selected into the Indian team after playing well in tough conditions in England for India under 19 team.
In 1992 he was selected for Indian ODI team and his performances were not up to the mark and was dropped from the team.After four he got selected into the Indian team but this time for the Test series against England.
Sourav Ganguly got debut in Lord Test match in 1996 and scored 100 in his first match against England and that too at “Mecca of Cricket” the Lords.Even Sourav Ganguly performed well in Test,team India played poorly in the foreign conditions.
Sourav Ganguly found his best of fortune in 1999.India playing in Cricket World Cup 1999,Sourav Ganguly scored 183 in the World Cup match against the defending Champions Sri Lanka.Which was the moment everyone will remember.The partnership Rahul Dravid took the match away from the defending Champions.
After that Knock against Sri Lanka in the World, Ganguly was called DADA by his fans.
Golden ERA of Indian Team
Former Indian Mohammad Azharuddin caught in the allegations of match fixing and removed from the captaincy and from the team.Sachin Tendulkar appointed as the captain and he too walked out of captaincy role saying that “I am unable concentrate on my game”.
Sourav Ganguly appointed as New Indian captain and selected as the captain after strong recommendations from Sachin Tendulkar.
The DNA of Indian Cricket team changed after his selection of Indian Team.Sorvav Ganguly searched best young talents in the country.He got some great young talent,who are now greatest players in the world.The name list is very big.The first and best one is Virender Shewag and the others are Yuvraj Singh,Mohammed Kaif,Zaheer Khan ,Harbhajjan Singh,Gautham Gambhir, and the not least the Great Mahindra Singh Dhoni.
After the Sourav Ganguly selection of Captains the Indian start to believe that they can will any opponent.The India teams self belief got Increased ,the India started to will overseas test and one day matched against the likes of Australia,South Africa and so on.
In 2003 world the India team reached finals and lost to Australia.Never the less that was great performance from the team leaded by Sourav Ganguly.
The Best of Ganguly
India tour to Australia in 2004,Australia on the winning roll,that is have won their last 22 matches they played and Australia was at such great form and happens to be all time best form.Australia has players like Ricky Pointing,Gilchrist,Hayden,Michael Beven,Damien Martyn ,Glean Macgrah , Bret Lee Shane Warne and list continues.See the list ,they all are greatest team.
On the other hand India has young ,and got no experience in foreign condition .
But what Ganguly done surprised every one in the World,Sovrav Ganguly kept the full stop in Australia’s winning roll,by winning first test against Australia in Australia,which is the moment the Australia can never forget.
The Moment of Ganguly the Cricket Fans Will Never Forget
The Natwest series final Sourav Ganguly Waving his shirt after winning Natwest series final,the moment every cricket fan will remember forever that is DADA is for you.
The Captains followed after Ganguly has more winning percentage and won World Cups,but you have accept that all the credits must go DADA.
Now Everybody can captain the Team India,but Sourav Ganguly has made the Ship called Team India .
Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly.