Interesting facts about Sourav Ganguly: Know the reason why right handed Sourav Ganguly became a left hand batsman, be it bowling or writing, Sourav Ganguly does everything with right hand..
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- Today is the 41st birthday of the great former captain of the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly.
- Former captain Sourav Ganguly does everything in life with the right hand except batting
- After all, how did Dada become a brilliant left-handed batsman?
Sourav Ganguly Birthday: The current week is named after the legendary players of India. These are the same few days when birthdays of many former Indian captains are celebrated. While the world celebrated the birthday of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on July 7, today (July 8) the country is celebrating the birthday of former captain Sourav Ganguly. Whereas a day after this, 10 July will be the birthday of former captain Sunil Gavaskar. Let us tell you a special thing about former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was born on this day.
Former Indian captain, veteran batsman and currently the BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, popularly known as Dada and ‘Prince of Kolkata’, is celebrating his 49th birthday today. Dada was one of those Indian captains who touched the heights of all the successes on the field, but at the same time he also told many stories through his style, which are remembered even today.
How Ganguly turned from a right handed player to a left handed batsman
When Sourav Ganguly is fielding, he throws with the right hand, when he bowls, he does it with the right hand, not only this, when he writes, he also does it with the right hand. Now you will also say that there have been some other cricketers as well, but the story behind Sourav Ganguly becoming a left-handed batsman was different. His brother Snehasish Ganguly was already a well-known cricketer of Bengal. He understood Sourav’s dream of becoming a cricketer.
When Sourav was in class 10th, he was admitted to a cricket academy. Sourav was completely a right-handed player, but he started learning to bat with the left hand so that he could use his brother’s cricket equipment. Snehashish was a left-handed batsman and using his stuff, Saurav also became a left-handed batsman.
Was refused to become 12th player due to social status
From the days of junior cricket, Sourav Ganguly was very sensitive about his status. He belonged to a rich and prestigious family of Kolkata. It is said that when he got a place in St. Xavier’s School after scoring a century in Under-15 cricket, many players complained about his bad behavior. In fact, when he was given the responsibility of the 12th player during a junior tour, he flatly refused.
He did this because as the 12th player, he would have to do things like arranging water for the players, arranging the players’ belongings and delivering the message, but Sourav considered all these tasks below his status. Well later, seeing his game, he got a place in the Bengal Ranji team in 1989, this was the year when his elder brother Snehashish was dropped from the team.
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