Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, is an Indian former cricketer, commentator and administrator who played as a left-handed opening batsman and was captain of the Indian national team. He is the face who turned around Indian Cricket Team into a World-beater. Ganguly’s batting style was equally superb and he is the only cricketer to secure four consecutive Man of the Match awards in One Day International matches.
Having played 113 matches, Ganguly scored 7,212 runs with a healthy average of 42.18.
At a young age of 24, ‘Dada’ scored a century in his debut against England at Lord’s. Later, he went on to add another 17 tons to his name in the format. Ganguly’s highest test score of 239 came against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan in Bangalore in 2006. Sourav Ganguly scored an average of 40.73 making a total of runs more than 11k in ODIs. He was murderous on the offside and could make the ball reach the boundary in no time. And not just the attack, he was really good in defence too. Ganguly could pierce the ground on the offside even with 15 fielders in the space.
With the flow of technicalities and statistics, it is obvious that the best left-handed batsman that India has ever produced is Sourav Ganguly.