The cricket enthusiast all over the world is completely familiar with the name SOURAV GANGULY. He’s the former captain of Indian cricket team and current chairman of Bharat Cricket Council International.
He’s one of the greatest players India ever produced. Starting his career in 1996, Ganguly played 313 test matches plus 113 ODI’s scoring 18 thousand plus runs and retired from cricket in 2008.
The left hand batsman was so good at offside that he was given the title of THE GOD OF OFF SIDE. He’s also renowned as BENGAL TIGER, GRAND FATHER OF INDIAN CRICKET and the PRINCE OF KOLKATA.
SOURAV GANGULY’s RECORDS
Bengal tiger made countless records in the history of cricket among whom some most convenient are these:-
- HUNDRED ON DEBUT
- HUNDRED IN CONSERVATIVE MATCHES FROM DEBUT
- MOST MATCHES PLAYED AS CAPTAIN
- 50+ FIELDING TEST WICKETS
- 2nd MOST RUNS IN A CALENDAR YEAR
LEGENDS LEAGUE CRICKET
It’s a global T20 league in which retired legendary players comes back into the ground to entertain their fans once again and compete for the title of legends league cricket. All these players play for free and the income generated from fans and advertisement is given to charity.
In first season of legends league 3 teams were included named as ASIAN LIONS, INDIAN MAHARAJAS and WORLD JIANTS in which great players like Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Mutiah Murlidharan, Virender Sehwag, Yusuf Pathan, Kevin Peterson, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy and many more participated . World joints won its title for the first time . Its second season is going to start soon and players have started announcing their debut in this league.
CHARITY AND CRICKET PLAYERS
There’s a deep relation between cricket players and charity. They are deeply connected to it. We’ve seen countless examples of it. Like Glenn Mc Grath started a charity organization and her wife leads it in which they help the world fight against breast cancer, prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who established free cancer hospitals in Pakistan using charity, In 2010 when Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with cancer he got his treatment from US and after returning back to homeland he established an organization that works for cancer in India, etc. like these we’ve countless examples of cricketers doing charity.
Legends cricket league is also a way to help humanity. All the legends will come back to the grounds for a charity match without asking for any money so the amount raised from this match could be given to charity.
SOURAV GANGULY AND LEGENDS LEAGUE
In upcoming days, legends league cricket is managing a charity match in which legendary players will come back into the field and play cricket to raise funds for charity. A lot of cricketers are making their fans shocked by telling them that they’re going to see their favorite stars again in action on the ground in this charity match.
India’s 50 Years old, retired legendary caption Sourav Ganguly AKA the God of off side has announced that he’d be holding bat again in his hands after more than 7 years in this charity match. He announced this unbelievable news on his Instagram account through a post.
SOURAV GANGULY’S INSTAGRAM I-POST
On 30th of July, the great Indian captain posted 4 pictures on Instagram doing hard training in gym and mentioned in the caption that I’m excited to come back into the field and play for my country again in a charity match organized by legends league cricket. He also mentioned that he’d be playing it in the honor of 75th independence of India on 15th August. He’s saying that it’s the best way to congratulate my beloved country on its diamond jubilee.
As an answer to Saurav’s announcement the CEO of legends league cricket Raman Raheja thanked him in these words:-
“We thank legendary Sourav Ganguly for playing a match with other legends. Dada is a legend who will always be there for Cricket. And he will participate in a special social cause match, which will be a spectacular sight for our audience. We are hoping to see some classic dada shots.” Since Sourav Ganguly mentioned that he’s enjoying training, his fans are impatiently waiting for him to come in the field again so, they could see him holding bat again in his mighty hands. Hopefully with the grace of God we’ll get to see him soon again