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Sourav Ganguly Records: Looking back at Dada’s Key Milestones
In his heydays, Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was one of the most influential
cricketers in India; second only to Sachin Tendulkar. Fondly called as ‘Dada’, he
was a superlative left-handed batsman and an extraordinary captain who
accomplished countless great feats for Indian cricket. There are several Sourav
Ganguly records that were achieved by the maverick cricketer in his glittering
career. Many that a lot of us are perhaps not even aware of.
Here is a look at some of the special Sourav Ganguly records that every Indian cricket
fan must know of.
Sourav Ganguly Records- Most runs by an
Indian left-handed batsman:
Source: The Quint
Ganguly was and still is Indian cricket’s most successful left-handed batsman. In 388
international matches (Tests and ODIs combined), Ganguly compiled a mammoth
18,433 runs at a superb average of 41.42 with 38 hundreds and 106 fifties. Ganguly is
above prominent Indian left-handed batsmen like Yuvraj Singh (11,686 runs) and
Gautam Gambhir (10, 324 runs).
In fact, Ganguly is Indian cricket’s fourth most successful batsman, after Sachin
Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli. Speaks volumes about the impact he had on
First Indian to score an ODI century against
Australia in Australia:
Till January 12, 2000, India had played 44 ODIs in Australia; but surprisingly not a
single Indian batsman had scored a century in the format there. It was Sourav
Ganguly who did so first with a fluent 100 off 127 balls against Australia at
Melbourne while chasing a score of 270. While India lost the match, Ganguly’s
hundred was the first one by an Indian batsman in Australia in ODI cricket.
Sourav Ganguly records – Only cricketer to win four
consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs:
Ganguly in the ’97 Sahara Cup
1997 was the year of Sourav Ganguly. During the 5-match ODI series between India
and Pakistan at Toronto (also called the Sahara ‘Friendship’ Cup), he was espe