'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44

Updated On : 08 Jul,2016 ,11:49 AM
'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has turned 44 today. With 113 Tests and 311 One Day Internationals in his bucket, he is referred as one of the finest openers and successful skipper for India. For his strong batting, he was also regarded as God of off-side.

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly turned 44 on Friday. 

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

Regarded as 'God of off side', he took over as Indian skipper in the year 2000.

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

He debuted for the national team in 1996 during India’s tour of England and smashed a century in his first Test at iconic Lord’s cricket ground.

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

He led India to the finals of ICC Champions Trophy in 2001 (Sri Lanka), ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 in South Africa, won a Test series against Australia at home and drew against them Down Under in 2003.

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

He retired from international cricket in 2008 during the home series against Australia.

'God of off side' Sourav Ganguly turns 44 today

He led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Pune Warriors (PW) in Indian Premier League (IPL) and is now a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which also includes VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar.