AWARDS TO SOURAV GANGULY
Sport star Person of the Year - 1998 Awarded by the Sportstar Magazine
Arjuna Award -1998 For outstanding performance in cricket
CEAT Cricketer of the Year 99-00 , Cash prize of 5 lakh rupees and a trophy
CEAT Indian Captain of the Year 01-02 For outstanding achievement as leader
Award for Cricketing Excellence 2003 Presented to men who made "the difference"
Padma Shri 2004 4th highest civilian award in India
Rammohan Roy Award 2004 For outstanding performance as captain
SOURAV IN WISDEN
Sourav has 4 of his innings in top 100 ODI innings declared by Wisden Cricket and 3 in top 25.
Ganguly S C 141* Ind vs SA, 2000, Nairobi.
Ganguly S C 141 Ind vs Pak, 2000, Adelaide Oval.
Ganguly S C 183 Ind vs SL, 1999, County Ground.
Ganguly S C 153* Ind vs NZ, 1999, Captain Roop Singh Stadium.
Sourav has 3 of his innings in Top 5 ODI innings played by Indian batsman as declared by Wisden Cricket.
Ganguly S.C 141* 196.71 India Vs South Africa 2000, Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground
Ganguly S.C 141 194.35 India Vs Pakistan, 2000, Adelaide Oval
Ganguly S.C 183 194.07 India Vs Sri Lanka, 1999, County Ground, Taunton.
SOURAV IN ODIs
Second fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs.
Fastest to reach multiples of 7,000, 8,000, 9,000 ODI Runs.
Second Fastest after Viv Richards to reach 6,000 ODI Runs in 147 Innings and Sachin Tendulkar to 10,000 in 263 Innings.
In the Sahara Cup 1997, Saurav Ganguly set a World Record for 4 consecutive Man of the Match Awards and later he was declared as the Man of The series also.
Sourav is the highest run scorer in the world in the calendar year of
1997 - with 1338 runs
1999 - with 1767 runs
2000 - with 1579 runs in 1998, he was the 2nd highest total run scorer in the world after Sachin Tendulkar.Sachin scored 1894 runs while sourav scored 1328 runs.
Which means he ruled the world cricket in batting for 4 years.He scored 1114 runs in year 2002 also.
Holds the record, shared with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the second highest score by an Indian cricketer in an ODI — 183, against Sri Lanka in 1999.
Held the record, shared with Sachin Tendulkar, for the highest first wicket partnership for India in a
ODI match, 258, against Kenya in 2001. This record was bettered by Sri Lankan opening pair of Jayasuriya and Tharanga in 2006 at Headingly.
Was involved in the first 300 run ODI partnership with Rahul Dravid.
Sourav with Sachin tops the list of Highest overall partnership runs by openers with 5799 runs(17
hundred runs partnership which too is a record).
Sourav with Sachin tops the list of Highest overall partnership runs by a pair playing at any position with total 7417 runs(22 hundred runs partnership which too is a record) till date and while his partnershipship with Rahul Dravid is on the 5th spot
in this list with a total of 4245 runs.
Sixth on the all time list with 30 man of the match awards.
First Indian to score an ODI century against Australia in Australia.(who says he is afraid of fast tracks :P)
Sourav is among those 9 cricketers of the world who scored a century and took 4 wickets in the same match.
He first scored 130* and later took 4/21 against SL in 1999 at Nagpur.
Sourav is among those 12 cricketers of the world who scored a half century and took 5 wickets in the same match. He scored 71* and took 5/34 against Zim in 2000 at Kanpur.
Sourav Ganguly in ICC World Cup 2002/03 scored a total of 465 runs and this performance is on 5th spot in the list of Most runs in an series by a captain with unfortunately Greg Chappell topping the list.
In Feb 2005: Climbed to the number 3 spot in the list of most sixes hit by a batsman in ODI with 168 sixes in 247 matches.
SOURAV IN WORLD CUP
Sourav jointly holds the record of scoring second maximum number of centuries (4) in world cup.
Sourav holds the record of scoring maximum number of centuries in a single WC (3 centuries in WC-03) jointly with Mark Waugh and Mathew Hayden.
Sourav holds the record of scoring most runs through boundaries in an innings in any World Cup match. He scored 110 runs by boundaries in his mammoth 183
SOURAV IN TESTS
One of 3 batsman who made tons in their 1st two Test innings.
Sourav was only the 3rd batsman in the world to score a century on debut at Lords.
His 131 still remains the highest by any batsman his debut at Lord’s.
In May 2004: Joined the top 20 list of players who hit the most sixes in Test cricket, with 41 sixes.
SOURAV AS CAPTAIN
Captained India in a record 49 Test matches.
Led India to a record 21 Test wins.
India's most successful Test captain.
India's most successful ODI captain.
In the 2nd Test vs. Australia at Kolkata in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Sourav became only the 3rd captain in Cricket history to lead a team to victory after following on. India went on to win the series 2-1.
In Mar - Apr 2004: Became the first Indian captain to win an ODI and Test series in Pakistan.
In April 2005: Became only the 3rd cricketer and 2nd Indian after Mohammed Azharuddin to make 5000 ODI runs as skipper in the Pepsi Cup vs. Pakistan. He scored against SL in taunton in WC-99.
Sourav’s 183 is the one of highest score in an inning by any cricketer with Sehwag topping the list with 219.
Sourav with Dravid holds the record of heighest partnership of 318 runs in WC while the 2nd spont in the list too goes to Sourav with Sachin who scored 244 runs together against Namibia in WC-03.