Sourav Ganguly is undoubtedly one of greatest cricketer and captain in India’s history. Under his captaincy, Sourav took Indian cricket team to a new high. Despite many controversies during his international career, there is not a single critic of Ganguly’s hard earned achievements.
Sourav's parents gave him the nickname 'Maharaj'. Maybe they knew their child was destined to lead. Afterward, Goeffrey Boycott affectionately gave Sourav the title of 'The Prince of Calcutta'.
Sourav's dad, Chandidas Ganguly, maintains a prospering printing business, the third biggest in Asia, and the Ganguly's are one of the wealthiest families in the 'City of Joy - Kolkata' . Sourav's joint family home in Behala, a suburb in Southern Calcutta, has almost 30 individuals living in a single house with more than 45 rooms.
Sourav is right handed – he writes with his right hand, bowls with his right hand, and does everything with his right hand! But since his sibling Snehashish was left-handed, Sourav held the bat left-handed with the goal that he could then utilize his senior sibling's cricket kit.
Sourav was an immense football fan in his childhood, and football was really his initially go to sports. But because of his elder brother Snehashish's insistence, Sourav was enlisted into a cricket academy in his class 10th vacations.
Sourav played his first match against West Indies at Brisbane in 1992, yet he was consistently dropped from the side because of his rumored attitude problem . It is said that Sourav declined to convey drinks onto the field for a senior cricketer, which he has ceaselessly denied till date.
Sourav got a chance in the second test at Lords against England in 1996 after Navjot Singh Sidhu had departeded from the England tour, citing ill-treatment by the then captain Mohammed Azharuddin.
Sourav is a religious individual and keeps a fast at every Tuesday.
Following Sachin‘s footsteps, Sourav donned the entrepreneur’s hat and opened a three-storey restaurant, Sourav’s – The Food Pavilion in Calcutta’s posh locality Park Street. The restaurant was inaugurated by Sachin himself in 2004.