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Happy Birthday Sourav Ganguly; here are 10 facts about ‘The Prince of Calcutta’

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Sat July 08 2017, 5:10 pm
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    Sourav Ganguly was born on July 8, 1972 in Calcutta, West Bengal. Today the former Indian skipper turned 45. Having made his Test debut at Lord’s in 1996 against England, Sourav Ganguly went on to become one of the best batsmen of all time and led India to many glorious victories. Here are some interesting facts about the cricket legend:

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    Sourav Ganguly is born to Chandidas and Nirupa Ganguly. He comes from a rich family background. His father was ran a print business and was one of the richest person in the Kolkata city. (PTI)

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    As a child, Sourav Ganguly was called as Maharaja by his family members. Renowned commentator Geoffrey Boycott had also titled him as 'The Prince of Calcutta.' (PTI)

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    Sourav's first preference was playing football and his first love too, but as his elder brother Snehashish insists him in Cricket, he enrolled in the sport. (PTI)

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    Sourav Ganguly's elder brother Snehashish was a left handed batsman, so instead of being right-handed, he held bat left-handed so that he could then use his brother’s kit. (PTI)

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    In 1989/90 season Sourav made his debute for Bengal and replaced his elder brother Snehashish in the Ranji Trophy team. (PTI)

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    After superb domestic season, Sourav Ganguly made his international debut in the year of 1991. (PTI)

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    It has been twenty years since he's been Sourav Ganguly married to Dona, who is a classical dancer in an unusual love story. It has been twenty years since he's been married to his wife. (Twitter)

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    Sourav Ganguly is very religious and keeps fast on every Tuesday. (PTI)

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    Sourav Ganguly believes in nurturing young talents. Players like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and couple of others flourished under his captaincy. (PTI)

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    Vijay Allam
    Jul 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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      Hari Hara Krishna Kumar
      Jul 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm
      The best left handed batsman, India has ever produced...probably one of the greatest captain and a great ODI player...Above all... an aggressive leader who instilled a sense of compe iveness in the Indian team... I think his charisma made him stand out from the rest....
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