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Sourav Ganguly is one of the greatest and most successful Captian of Cricket of all time. So today we’ll discuss his short biography and 38 famous Sourav Ganguly quotes.

Sourav Ganguly who is fondly called “Dada” was born on July 8, 1972. He came from a rich family and his father Chandidas ran a flourishing printing mill and his mother Nirupa Ganguly was a homemaker.

Being from a rich and affluent family his mother was against his decision of joining any sports club.

He got support from Snehasish who used to play for the Bengal team and joined the local club.

Though Right-handed Batsmen he practiced Left-handed batsmen to use his brother’s kit. His father supported both his boy’s enthusiasm and built a gym and practice pitch at home for them.

In,1989 he was selected for the Bengal Cricket team. In his ODI debut in 1992 against West Indies, he could score only three runs and was dropped.

He was called back in 1996 on England tour and was allowed to play only after Navjot Singh Sidhu got ill.

He made his test debut against England in 1996 along with Rahul Dravid. He scored a century while playing at the Lord’s and became the third batsman to achieve this honor.

His wife Dona Roy’s family and his family were arch enemies and they eloped to get married. In February 1997 a formal wedding was held after the families reconciled.

He was the captain of the Indian National Team in 2000 after the famous fixing scandal which included the names of many prominent cricketers at that time.

Under his captaincy team flourished and many players like V.V.S Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Kaif, Yuvraj Singh gave their best playing performances. Due to bad performance in 2004 and 2005, he has dropped off the team in 2005 and Rahul Dravid was given the captaincy.

His truf with Greg Chappell then Indian team coach made headlines and became one of the main reasons for laying him off the team.

The team did not perform well and he was called ten months later and played until 2007. He scored a double century against Pakistan playing with Yuvraj Singh as a partner.

He took retirement from international cricket after playing test series against Australia, the team won the series and was able to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

He joined Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 as captain, an IPL team owned by Shahrukh Khan. He was removed in 2009 from captaincy and was replaced by McCullum. He was the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal from 2015 to October 2019.

He is now the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India post which he joined in October 2019.

He is also part of the Justice Mudgal Committee probe panel appointed by the Supreme court to make investigations regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. Let’s read his quotes to inspire your mind to achieve great heights in life.

38 Dominating Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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“Mistakes do happen and life goes on.” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“I cherish my entire life. I’ve been blessed with a life full of good memories.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“The moment a spinner gets turn he becomes dangerous.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“My brother was a left-hander. When I was young, my father would say take your brother’s gloves and pads and play, so I picked up the bat left-handed.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Twenty20 is a must for cricket. Without T20, cricket cannot survive.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“When I go around in Kolkata, I do not get hassled.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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“I was a firm believer that every cricketer needs to get a fair chance.” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Sometimes as a player, you do not want to get into a controversy.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“IPL is pure sport. The glitz and glamour are just 15%. 85% is actually professional, hard cricket.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“Retirement is never easy. Because the thing you love most, the thing which you wanted to do for the best part of your life, you had to give up.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Everything in life is about standing up and making the most of your opportunities.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“Age is never a factor if talent is there.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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“I don’t believe in rankings. Sometimes the rankings surprise me. I don’t think it’s fair to judge a team on the basis of rankings.” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“I wanted to take away the fear of failure from the youngsters because when I came into the Indian team I faced that pressure.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“A good opening stand is always crucial for a team.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“As much as you learn to handle failure, you must learn to handle success too, because that’s also important.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“If you are considered as favorites, you have to stand up and deliver. You can’t make too many mistakes. You have to be the best.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“Running-between-the-wickets is the ability to convert ones into twos, twos into threes, and threes into fours. And to reach the wickets on time.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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“Lords is your Mecca of cricket, Wankhede is ours” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“One-day cricket must be taken with equal importance to Test cricket.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“The life of a sportsperson is approximately 14-15 years long and fatigue will be a part of it, but they have to manage that.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“It’s my one aim, my dream to win a series overseas.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Health starts in the head and goes to the heart and other parts of the body.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“No matter what, Test cricket will survive. I’ve always said Twenty20 would be popular but there will be a place for Test cricket.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

Sourav Ganguly Quotes about Captaincy

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“Captains are always criticised.” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“When you captain you get involved in a lot of things. You’re trying to get the best out of players and subconsciously, without knowing, it gets to you.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“I made it pretty clear that if I’m captain, the best team has to play.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“Captaincy is more off the field than on it.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Captaincy is a long process. It takes its toll as time goes on.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“Any captain will take some time to settle down. Nobody is an outstanding leader straight away.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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“A captain sees you differently from the way you see yourself. You need a captain who can push you.” ― Top Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“As captain of India, the world was at my feet and then I did not find myself in the team. Not many captains would find themselves in that position.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

Some Sourav Ganguly Quotes about His Teammates

“As of now, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman of the world.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“The best way to know how Virender Sehwag’s mind works is to sit next to him in the players’ balcony when India are batting. Every few minutes he will clutch his head and yell, ‘Chauka gaya’ or ‘Chhakka gaya’.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“Dhoni has been an outstanding captain. His record as captain is simply terrific. He has done wonders to Indian cricket.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. He is a captain who always wants to win matches on the field and I love that passion in him.” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

“I have many, many fond memories of Yuvraj Singh. He started under my captaincy.” ― Quotes of Sourav Ganguly

“As Far As One-Day Cricket Is Concerned, Dhoni Is One Of The Greatest Captains Of All Times” ― Sourav Ganguly Quotes

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Few last words about Sourav Ganguly

In 2004 he was awarded Padma Shri by President APJ Abdul Kalam. In 2013, the West Bengal government awarded him the  Banga Bibhushan Award. To date, he is one of the most successful Indian Test Captain under whose captaincy team won 21 matches out of 49 and 11 overseas wins.

Under him not only Indian team became more nourished and aggressive but he is also credited for polishing the careers of many young players.

Share, his quotes with your friends to inspire and brighten their karma fields.

I hope you like all the Sourav Ganguly Quotes!

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