Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Dada. Throughout his career, Dada has scored over 10,000 ODI runs, led Indian to 49 Test matches, and 21 wins.
|Ganguly was thrown out of the team and made a comeback in 2006. How much did he score in his first innings, after making his comeback against South Africa?||Sourav Ganguly
51. This game was against the Proteas in a low scoring game, and was played in Johannesburg. His innings of 51 helped India win their first test match in South Africa.
|In the first game of the Indian Premier League in 2008 when Brendon McCullum scored 153, how much did Ganguly score?||Sourav Ganguly
10. Brendon McCullum scored 153 in this game, which is the highest score in an international T20 game. Ganguly scored 10, as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, team owned by Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actor.
2000. He was made captain in October 2000. His very first ODI series as captain was against Australia. He scored 2 back-to-back centuries and in 2003, and led India to the World Cup final, which they lost to Australia.
West Indies. He made his ODI debut on the 11th of January 1992, way before his test career began, against West Indies. He just scored 3 runs in his first game and was dropped immediately because he was an arrogant person.
England. He made his test debut on the 20th of June 1996, against England. His father's name is Chandidas and his mother's name is Nirupa. He got married to a woman named Dona, and his daughter's name is Sana.
Chandidas. He is India's most successful test captain, having won 21 out of 49 tests as captain. He also led India to the 2003 World Cup finals. His brother's name is Snehasish Ganguly, who also played in the Ranji Trophy for Kolkata.
|Sourav Ganguly was the 'icon player' and captain of this team from Kolkata in the Indian premier League. The team was owned by Shahrukh Khan, one of the biggest names from Bollywood. What is the name of this team which sees such celebrities as Juhi Chawla and Arjun Rampal as its staunch supporters?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
Knight Riders. Knight Riders have a gorgeous golden helmet as their symbol. 'Korbo, lorbo, jitbo re' (We will do,fight and win) is their theme song. Rajasthan Royals hails from Jaipur and won the inaugural IPL under the captaincy of Shane Warne. Another celebrity actor Preity Zinta owned the King's Eleven Punjab,the team from Chandigarh. Chennai Super Kings lost to Rajasthan Royals at the finals.
|'Dada' created an uproar by his act after the famous Natwest Trophy win at Lord's in 2002. After a stunning performance by Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif chasing 326, what did he do to stun the Puritans of English cricket?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
Took off his shirt in public and waved it in air. His taking off his shirt marked India's celebration in a tightly fought match with nail-biting finish. He later on defended his act by saying he was just mimicking what Andrew Flintoff did during their tour of India.
|Sourav was a very aggressive captain and had to pay dearly at times. Probably, he is the captain to suffer the wrath of match referrees the most. The most severe was the 6-match ban handed down by ICC match referree Clive Lloyd in 2005. Why was he punished?
||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
Slow over rate. This ban paved the way for Rahul Dravid to replace 'Dada' as captain against Sri Lanka. Though the ban was reduced later to 4 matches by Justice Albey Sachs, 'Dada' joined the team as a player and not captain. Though he never got into controversy for ball tampering, he did make Steve Waugh wait by coming late for toss.
|Regarding batting on the off-side, which of his teammates once said Sourav Ganguly was next to God?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
Rahul Dravid. There had been a lot of criticism about how Sourav Ganguly dealt with bouncers, but his elegance and grace on the off-side is beyond question.
|Sourav Ganguly became the captain of an Indian cricket team after Azharuddin was tainted with match-fixing scandals. In which year was this?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
2000. This was a period of great turm-oil for Indian cricket. Ganguly proved to be one of the greatest Indian captains of all-time. Under his leadership, India won the Natwest Trophy in 2002, and reached the World Cup final in 2003. Unfortunately, they were beaten comprehensively in the finals by Australia.
|In the 1999 World Cup cricket, Sourav played a breath-taking knock against Sri Lanka to score a massive 183 off just 158 balls. India went on to beat Sri Lanka by 157 runs in this match. Where was this match played?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
County Ground, Taunton, England. This was the second highest individual score by an Indian in ODI. Mahendra Singh Dhoni equalled it in 2005 against Sri Lanka (what a co-incidence) at Jaipur. A few matches of the 1999 World cup, which was primarily hosted by England was played in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and the Netherlands. It was in an effort to promote the game in these countries.
|In the series of 1996, Sourav got his chance in the second test against England at Lord's, thanks to the controversial departure from the touring party of this hard-hitting sardar, citing ill treatment by the then captain Mohammed Azharuddin. He was later a well-known cricket commentator known for his idioms. Who is he?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
Navjot Singh Sidhu. Had Sidhu not departed from that tour, probably 'Dada' would not get to make his debut. Reasons for his clash with Mohammed Azharuddin (who was later tainted with allegations of match-fixing and banned) however remained unknown.
Sidhu became a cricket commentator after retiring from the game, and is famous for his witty idioms, popularly known as 'Sidhuism'.
|Sourav Ganguly represented Bengal in domestic cricket. He was part of the side that won Ranji trophy in the 1989-90 season. How many runs did he score that season?||Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly
22 runs. Though Sourav Ganguly was part of the brigade that won the Ranji Trophy in 1989-90, he played just one match, the final. He replaced his elder brother Snehasish Ganguly in the finals. His contribution was 22 runs.
Caught and bowled. He fell to a diving catch by Jason Krejza off a leading edge.
Jason Krejza. Sourav Ganguly fell for the off-break of Jason Krejza in both the innings.
0. He scored a first ball duck. The great Don Bradman also has the same score in his last test innings. 85 was his score in the first innings. 239 was his highest test score.
Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble, the prolific leg spinner, retired after the 3rd test at Kotla. He retired as a captain and with 619 test wickets, the best by any Indian bowler.
113. He played in 113 tests for India in his spectacular cricketing career.
He was the seventh player to have played for hundred tests for India.
The latest to join the list after Sourav Ganguly was VVS Laxman. Incidentally, the farewell test of Sourav Ganguly happened to be the 100th test for Laxman.
Australia. It was the test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played in India in 2008.
Australia and India play for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.