Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly: Here are 4 classic records held by the 'Prince of Kolkata'
Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian skipper and the reigning president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. As a skipper, he led the foundation of a dominant Indian squad. Meanwhile, on his 49th birthday, we look at his five classic records.
When it comes to one of the most dominant skippers in Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly is one such name that has to come to the mind of any fan. Currently, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, he has been equally effective as an administrator too.
Meanwhile, the 'Prince of Kolkata' has turned 49 years old on Thursday. Therefore, on this particular day, we look at five of his classic records from the sport.
Four successive Man of the Match ODI awards
Ganguly was equally effective in both Tests and One-Day Internationals. Furthermore, he scripted a complete record in the ODIs when he won four successive MoM awards, a feat that has never been done by any and would probably remain unbroken.
A legend in the ICC Champions Trophy
Ganguly had a knack for performing in the ICC Champions Trophy. He holds a couple of records in the tournament, as he scored the highest score by a batsman in the final (117). Also, he has scored three centuries in the competition, which is the most to date by any batsman.
Top innings in ICC World Cup
He also holds a top record in the ICC World Cup as well, as he has a top score of 183 in the tournament. It is the highest score by any Indian in the competition to date.
A classic record on Test debut
In case one remembers, Ganguly scored a century on his Test debut. However, he was also dismissed for a duck in the other innings. Thus, he is the only batsman to have done so in the debut Test to date.
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