Sourav Ganguly Net Worth Career Profile Biography wiki 2020

Sourav Ganguly has a Net worth around 100 to 110 crores and his annual income from all his sources like commandery and from BCCI 80 lakhs to 1 crore.

He is the 39th and current President of the Cricket Control Committee of India and President of the Editorial Committee of Wisden India.

Before being elected President of the BCCI, he was President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, the governing body for cricket in West Bengal, India. He is considered one of the greatest captains in the cricket world.

Sourav Ganguly Career Profile

Full Name Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Nick Name Dada, Prince of Calcutta, Maharaj, God of the Off Side
Date of Birth 08/07/1972
Born Place Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Height 5ft 11(in) 1.80 m
Weight 68 kg
Role Batsman
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right arm medium
ODI debut 11 January 1992 vs West Indies
Test debut 20 June 1996 vs England
Last ODI 15 November 2007 vs Pakistan
Last Test 6 November 2008 vs Australia
ODI shirt no 99
Father Name Chandidas Ganguly
Mother Name Nirupa Ganguly
Wife Name Dona Roy

Sourav Ganguly Biography and short wiki

Sourav Ganguly was born in Calcutta and is the youngest son of Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly. Chandidas ran a flourishing printing company and was one of the richest men in the city.

Ganguly’s father Chandidas Ganguly expire at the age of 73 in 2013 after a long illness.

Since football was the favorite sport of the people of Calcutta, Ganguly was initially attracted to the game.

But academics came between his love of the sport and Nirupa was not very much in favor of Ganguly taking up cricket or any other sport as a career.

By this time, his older brother Snehasish was already an established cricketer for the Bengali cricket team.

He supported Ganguly’s dream of becoming a cricketer and asked her father to enroll Ganguly in a cricket training camp during his summer holidays. Ganguly was studying in the tenth grade at the time.

Although he was right-handed, Ganguly learned to hit with his left hand so that he could use his brother’s sports equipment.

After he proved to be a promising batsman, he was enrolled in a cricket academy. A multipurpose hall and a concrete wicket were built in their house so that he and Snehasish could practice the game.

They watched a number of old cricket match videos, especially the games of David Gower, whom Ganguly admired.

After scoring a goal against Orissa’s U-15 side for a century, he was appointed captain of the cricket team at the St. Xavier School, where several of his teammates complained about his supposed arrogance.

However, his enthusiasm for the game gave him the chance to make his first-class cricket debut for Bengal in 1989, the same year that his brother was removed from the team.