Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada (meaning elder brother) is a former Indian-Bengali cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. After playing in different Indian domestic tournaments, such as the Ranji and Duleep trophies, Ganguly got his big-break while playing for India on their tour of England. He scored 131 runs and cemented his place in the Indian team.
Due to the match-fixing scandals in 2000 by other players of the team and for his poor health, Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar resigned his position and Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. He is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches. Sourav Ganguly is the most successful Indian test captain in overseas with 11 wins.
Indian team was ranked at eighth position as per ICC rankings before he became the captain and under his tenure the team rank went up to second position. An aggressive captain, Ganguly is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him and transforming the Indian team into an aggressive fighting unit.
He was awarded with the Banga Bibhushan Award from the Government of West Bengal on 20 May 2013. Sourav is currently a part of the Supreme Court of India appointed Justice Mudgal Committee probe panel for the IPL Spot fixing and betting scandal’s investigations. He is currently holding the post of the member of the Indian Premier League governing council.Hide.