Sourav Ganguly Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sourav Ganguly Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthJuly 8, 1972
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseDona Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian cricketer, commentator, and administrator who is popularly known as Dada. He is also very well regarded to be the greatest captain in the history of cricket. His intense and successful gameplay landed him as a leading batsman and captain of the Indian cricket team. He has 5 million followers on Twitter, 900k followers on Facebook, and 500k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly

Nick Name

Dada, Prince of Calcutta, Maharaj, God of the Off Side

Sourav Ganguly as seen in a selfie taken in October 2019
Sourav Ganguly as seen in a selfie taken in October 2019 (Sourav Ganguly / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Residence

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He attended St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and also studied at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School. In the past, Sourav also studied at the University of Calcutta.

Occupation

Former Cricketer, Administrator, Commentator

Family

  • Father – Chandidas Ganguly (Entrepreneur)
  • Mother – Nirupa Ganguly
  • Siblings – Snehasish Chandidas Ganguly (Former Cricketer)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sourav has dated –

  1. Dona Ganguly (1997-Present) – They have a daughter named, Sana Ganguly (b. November 3, 2001)
Sourav Ganguly as seen in a picture with his wife Dona Ganguly in February 2016
Sourav Ganguly as seen in a picture with his wife Dona Ganguly in February 2016 (Sana Ganguly / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Wears a pair of rectangular spectacles
  • Oval face shape

Brand Endorsements

Sourav has done endorsement work for various brands such as –

  • Ajanta Shoes
  • Hero MotoCorp
  • Captain TMT
  • StayHappi Pharmacy
Sourav Ganguly as seen in picture taken on the set of Dadagiri Unlimited in August 2019
Sourav Ganguly as seen in a picture taken on the set of Dadagiri Unlimited in August 2019 (Sourav Ganguly / Instagram)

Religion

Hinduism

Sourav Ganguly Favorite Things

SourceCricket Country

Sourav Ganguly as seen in a selfie taken in July 2019
Sourav Ganguly as seen in a selfie taken in July 2019 (Sourav Ganguly / Instagram)

Sourav Ganguly Facts

  1. He was raised in a very well-to-do family as his father was one of the richest men in Calcutta. Sourav was known as “Maharaja” in the streets.
  2. His father Chandidas passed away on February 21, 2013, after suffering from life-long illness.
  3. initially, he had shown an interest in football.
  4. Ganguly’s mother did not like the idea of her son picking sports as a career.
  5. His elder brother Snehasish who played with the Bengal cricket team introduced Sourav to the sport and also helped him in moving forward with his career.
  6. Sourav is a right-handed person. However, he learned to play left-handedly as his brother was left-handed and he was using his gear.
  7. In the past, he practiced with his brother in an indoor concrete wicket that was built in his home.
  8. Sourav was once the captain of the St Xavier’s School, Kolkata’s cricket team.
  9. He was reported to be an arrogant player and once also refused to co-operate as he did not want to organize equipment or give his teammates drinks.
  10. Ganguly made his First-Class cricket debut in 1989.
  11. He was named as the captain of the Indian cricket team in 2000.
  12. In 2004, he had attained worldwide status as one of the best Indian captains. He was also awarded with the prestigious Padma Shri.
  13. He and Australian coach Greg Chappell got into a dispute with one another. However, things went back to normal after a meeting was held before the BCCI committee.
  14. Ganguly played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.
  15. His influences were David Boon, Mohinder Amarnath, Kapil Dev, and Allan Border.
  16. He served as the president of the “Cricket Association of Bengal” from 2015 to 2019.
  17. Ganguly was elected as the president of the “Board of Control for Cricket in India” in October 2019.
  18. In February 2019, Sourav bought himself a BMW G 310 GS worth INR 3.49 lakhs.

Featured Image By Sourav Ganguly / Instagram

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