The former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly turned 50 on July 8, 2022, i.e., today, he donned the Indian jersey from 1992 to 2008.
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, also popularly known as Dada, is currently serving as the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Ganguly was a left-handed batsman who played as an opener for most of his career. He featured in 113 Test matches where he scored 7,212 runs at an average of 42.18. He has 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries in Test cricket. He also featured in 311 ODIs, where he scored 11,363 runs at an average of 40.73. He scored 22 tons and 72 fifties in his ODI career.
In the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ganguly was appointed as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Later in 2011, he represented Pune Warriors India (PWI). He played 59 matches in IPL and scored 1349 runs.
Although Ganguly has retired from professional cricket, he is very active in the commercial sector. He has been associated with several top brands. On his birthday, let’s look at his endorsements, net worth, investments, and charities:
Adani Wilmar Limited (AWL), an Indian food Manufacturing company, appointed Ganguly as its brand ambassador for Fortune rice bran oil and soya chunks. He appeared in several commercials for the products.
In August 2019, Hero Honda Motors named the former Indian opener as its brand ambassador for three years.
In January 2018, DTDC Express Ltd, an Indian courier delivery services provider, onboarded Ganguly as its official brand ambassador.
Sourav Ganguly’s net worth is estimated to be $50 Million (Rs.365 Crore).
He lives in a premium designer house in Kolkata, with his wife Dona and daughter Sana. The house is reportedly worth INR 7 Crore.
Ganguly invested in Flickstree, an infotainment startup, which was founded by Saurabh Singh, Rahul Jain, and Nagendra Sangra in 2014.
In 2020, he invested in the company Classplus, which is an edtech startup that helps teachers and students connect more effectively.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ganguly donated 50 oxygen concentrators to various hospitals and NGOs in Kolkata. He also went to Belur Math in Kolkata and donated 2000 kgs of rice to the poor.