Sourav Ganguly's 10 strange facts reveal on his birthday

Who is Sourav Ganguly?

Sourav Ganguly, a former Indian captain,  was a highly successful and influential cricketer in the world

He was born into a rich family. His father owned a printing press.

His parents gave him the nickname "Maharaja," which translates to "Great King.

He was the only player to score a hundred in his first match and get out on the first ball in his last match.

He is one of just six cricketers who have accomplished the rare feat of scoring 10,000 runs, taking 100 wickets, and making 100 catches in ODI cricket.

He is the only cricket player to win four consecutive awards for being the best player in One Day International matches.

When Sourav Ganguly has scored a century in Tests, Team India has never lost a game. They have had 12 draws and four wins.

Sourav Ganguly's Test average never dropped below 40, even after being dropped from the team.

Sourav Ganguly holds the record for the best ODI bowling performance by an Indian captain. He achieved this feat on 11th December 2000 in a match against Zimbabwe at Kanpur, taking five wickets while conceding only 34 runs in 10 overs.

He is one of only two Indian cricketers who have become the BCCI president. The first Indian cricketer to do this was the Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1954.

In Calcutta, India, there is an apartment complex named 'Sourav Housing Complex' after Sourav.