Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, a legendary Indian cricketer needs no prior introduction to us. Being one of the successful captains that India ever had, his journey as a cricketer wasn’t easy at all. Like most of the Bengalis, his favorite sport was football as well but his academics came in between the sports and meanwhile his bigger brother, Snehasish Ganguly, already an established left-handed cricketer had played in the Bengal Cricket Team encouraged his family to help his brother grow a career out of Cricket. Sourav Ganguly was a right-handed batsman but went onto being left-handed as he used his brother’s equipment and later went on to make history.
After playing Ranji and Duleep trophies for Bengal, he got his test debut against England on 20th June 1996. After that, he captained the team India and got the team to the finals of the 2003 World Cup as they were defeated by Australia. Nevertheless, Ganguly always will be regarded as one the best ODI batsman to ever exist in cricket. After that, he has been awarded the Padma Shri in 2004, one of India’s highest civilian awards. After retiring from international cricket, he led Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008-2010 and the Pune Warriors India in 2011 in the Indian Premier League.
He has been a commentator and an owner of Atletico de Kolkata who won their inaugural season in ISL (Indian Super League). After being the president of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal), he went to become the president of BCCI, which is really a huge honor for any cricketer to reach that level.
He surely inspires us to achieve new dimensions in life.