Sourav Chandidas Ganguly born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning elder brother) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team.
Currently, he is a cricket commentator and President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. Born into an affluent Brahmin family, Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother Snehasish.
He is regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern times. He started his career by playing in state and school teams. Currently, he is the 5th highest run scorer in One Day Internationals (ODIs)
and was the 3rd person in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark, after Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq. In 2002, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack ranked him the sixth greatest ODI batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan.
Full name Sourav Chandidas Gangopadhyay
Born 8 July 1972 (age 41) Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Nickname The Prince of Calcutta, The Maharaja, The God of the Off Side, Dada, The Warrior Prince
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Relations Snehasish Ganguly (brother), Dona Ganguly (wife)
National side India
Test debut 20 June 1996 v England
Last Test 6 November 2008 v Australia
ODI debut 11 January 1992 v West Indies
Last ODI 15 November 2007 v Pakistan