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WATCH: Sourav Ganguly Dons New Avatar; Shakes A Leg On The Dance Floor

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Sourav Ganguly, during his cricketing days, dazzled the crowd with his amazing batting skills
  • The Prince of Calcutta though, in a recent video, can be seen in a new dancing avatar, something which he isn't much known for. 

Sourav Ganguly, during his cricketing days, dazzled the crowd with his amazing batting skills, which included the much famous cover drive. The 'Prince of Calcutta' though, in a recent video, can be seen in a new dancing avatar, something which he isn't much known for. 

'Dada' as he is fondly called, is currently the President of Cricket Association of Bengal. During his cricketing days, he was known for his fierce and aggressive nature. He started his cricketing career in 1992, when he made his debut for India against West Indies in an ODI. He followed it up with his Test debut in 1996 against England.

By the time his international career ended, Ganguly played 113 Test's and 311 ODI's for his country, scoring 7,212 and 11,363 runs respectively. He also captained India from 2000 to 2005.

He was a very aggressive captain, and is credited for changing the face of Indian cricket. He led India in 49 Test matches, leadig the side to 21 wins. In ODI's. he led the team 146 times, winning 76 matches. 

Under him, India beat Australia 2-1 at home in Test series in 2001.It was followed by India's win in the NatWest series in England in 2002, where he famously removed his t-shirt after the win in the final. 

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The highlight of his captaincy was India's performance in ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, where they reached the final, only to lose to an all-conquering Australian side. 

India managed to draw against Australia in Australia in 2003, before going onto beat Pakistan on their own turf in 2004.

Ganguly also played in the first five seasons of Indian Premier League, featuring 59 matches and scoring 1349 runs in the process. He featured for Kolkata Knight Riders for the first three seasons, before shifting to the now defunct Pune Warriors India.

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