The Indian Cricket team is one of the biggest cricket teams in the world which has won almost every major trophies in the World. In the last 60 years of Indian Cricket, the Indian Cricket team was led by some of the greatest captains. One such captain is Sourav Ganguly who is also known as Dada and Prince of Calcutta. He has modernized and led one of the best Indian Cricket teams. In this article, we will talk about Sourav Ganguly and about his personal and professional life like his age, wife, family, his career stats, and his net worth.
Brief Information about Sourav Ganguly
Some of the basic information about Sourav Ganguly like his age, wife, family, net worth, etc.
|Real Name||Sourav Chandidas Ganguly|
|Nick Name||Dada, Prince of Calcutta|
|Date of Birth||8 July 1972|
|Place of Birth||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
|Father’s Name||Chandidas Ganguly|
|Mother’s Name||Nirupa Ganguly|
|Wife’s Name||Dona Ganguly|
|Daughter’s Name||Sana Ganguly|
|Occupation||Indian Cricket Player|
Former Captain of Indian National Cricket Team
Former President of The Cricket Association of Bengal
President of Board of Control for Cricket in India
|Salary||₹5 Crores INR|
|Net Worth in USD||$65 Million USD|
|Net Worth in INR||₹493 Crores INR|
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly commonly known as Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian Cricket player and the former captain of the Indian Cricket team. He is known as one of the Best Captains to lead the Indian Cricket team. Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 and his age is 49 years. He was born in Calcutta in West Bengal, India. Sourav Ganguly is known as Dada and Prince of Calcutta.
Sourav Ganguly made his debut for the Indian National Cricket Team in the year 1992 at the age of 20 years. He was considered as one of the 5 Stars of the Indian Batting Line Up consisting of batsmen like Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Lakshman. Sourav Ganguly became the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the year 2000 at the age of 28 years. At present Sourav Ganguly serves as the 39th President of BCCI.
Sourav Ganguly Age, Wife and Family
Sourav Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Kolkata, India and his age is 49 years. He was born in a very influential family and was fond of playing cricket from a very young age.
Sourav Ganguly Wife and Family
Sourav Ganguly was born into one of the richest and most influential families in Kolkata. The name of his father is Chandidas Ganguly and his mother’s name is Nirupa Ganguly. He has an elder brother named Snehasish Ganguly who was also an established cricket player who was playing for the Bengal Cricket team. Sourav Ganguly’s father Chandidas Ganguly had a print business and was one of the wealthy people of the city. Sourav Ganguly was influenced by his elder brother Snehasish who was already a cricketer. But his mother Nirupa Ganguly preferred his studies over the game of Cricket.
Sourav Ganguly is married to Indian Classical Dancer Dona Ganguly. Dona Ganguly was Sourav’s long-term love interest. Sourav Ganguly got married to Dona Ganguly at the age of 25 in 1997. Together they have a daughter named Sana Ganguly, born in the year 2001.
|School||St. Xaviers Collegiate School|
|College||Bachelor of Commerce from St. Xaviers College|
Honorary Ph.D. from St. Xaviers College
Sourav Ganguly was a meritious student. He completed his schooling at the St. Xaviers Collegiate School in Kolkata. Later, he completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from St. Xaviers College in Kolkata. St. Xaviers College is one of the most famous and prestigious colleges in Kolkata. Sourav Ganguly was later awarded an Honorary Ph.D. from St. Xaviers College. Sourav Ganguly completed his college education at the age of 24 years when he was already playing for the Indian Cricket team.
Career and Statistics
Sourav Ganguly was a former Indian Cricket player and the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Sourav Ganguly made his debut for the Indian Cricket Team in the year 1992 when he was 20 years old. His international debut was against West Indies. Here are Sourav Ganguly’s ODI Stats for team India:
- Matches: 311
- Runs: 11,363
- 100s: 22
- 50s: 72
- Highest Score: 183
Sourav Ganguly made his Test Debut for team India in the year 1996 against England. Since then he has played some great knocks in his test career. Under his captaincy, India was the best test team in the world with a record of the most win overseas. Here are Sourav Ganguly’s Test Match stats for team India:
- Matches: 113
- Runs: 7212
- 100s: 16
- 50s: 35
- Highest Score: 239
Sourav Ganguly’s IPL Career
Sourav Ganguly started playing the Indian Premier League at the age of 36 years. He played the IPL with two different teams i.e. Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India. In the initial years, he played for Kolkata Knight Riders but at the end of his IPL career, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants. Here are Sourav Ganguly’s IPL stats:
- Matches: 59
- Runs: 1349
- 100s: 0
- 50s: 7
- Highest Score: 91
At the age of 28 years, Sourav Ganguly became the captain of the Indian Cricket team replacing the former captain Sachin Tendulkar who was a great batsman but failed in captaincy. Sourav Ganguly became one of the best Indian captains of all time. He created one of the best Indian Cricket teams which consist of legendary players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Lakshman, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, etc.
Sourav Ganguly Salary and Net Worth
|Salary||₹5 Crores Annually|
|Net Worth in USD||$65 Million|
|Net Worth in INR||₹493 Crores INR|
Sourav Ganguly is now the President of BCCI and the position he is in now is a well-paid position. Sourav Ganguly gets paid an annual salary of ₹5 Crore. Other than that, Sourav Ganguly gets an annual sun of ₹1.35 Crores from Puma for being their Brand Ambassador. Sourav Ganguly also earns from brand endorsement deals. He endorses brands such as DTDC, Tata Tetley, Puma, Essilor Lens, and Senco Gold are some of the brands he endorses.
Sourav Ganguly has a net worth of $65 Million USD or ₹493 Crores INR and is regarded as one of the richest cricketers in India. Most of his income comes from the show Dadagiri aired on Zee Bangla where he hosts the show and the brand endorsement deals, he has.