The former Indian captain, Sourav Chandidas Ganguly turned 51 today i.e. July 8, 2023.
Ganguly, the God of the offside, spent the majority of his career playing as an opener. He took part in 113 Test matches, recording 7,212 runs at an average of 42.18. Additionally, he wore the Blue jersey for 311 ODIs, where he scored 11,363 runs at an average of 40.73. In the same format, he amassed 22 tons and 72 fifties.
Sourav Ganguly’s propensity to foster conflicting opinions resulted in one of Indian cricket’s most riveting dramas. Nobody can deny that he was India’s finest Test captain, assembling a winning team from a collection of gifted but inexperienced individuals.
When the Prince of Calcutta took over as captain following the match-fixing scandal in 2000, he swiftly established himself as a tough, perceptive, and unyielding leader. Under his leadership, India began to win Test matches away from home.
Ganguly was given the opportunity to lead Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Later in 2011, he was a member of Pune Warriors India (PWI). He participated in 59 IPL games and collected 1349 runs.
Despite Dada’s retirement from professional cricket long ago, Ganguly’s colossal stature has helped him remain a favourite among brands. He has worked with a number of well-known brands. Let’s take a look at his endorsements, net worth, investments, and charity on his birthday:
In comparison to other retired cricketers, Ganguly and MS Dhoni, another former Indian captain, are likely to have the most endorsement agreements.
In the previous year, Ganguly inked endorsement agreements with Mankind Pharma, Tripura Tourism, Rana Group, Rich Marie, Bandhan Bank, actyv.ai, My11Circle, Senco Gold & Diamonds, Lux Cozi and DreamSetGo.
The estimated net worth of the Maharaja of Cricket is approximately INR 700 crore. His multiple investments, brand endorsements, and IPL income enabled him to achieve remarkable financial success.
The former southpaw batter along with his wife Dona, and their daughter Sana reside in a luxurious, stylish home in Kolkata. According to reports, the home is valued at INR 7 crore. This cricketing legend has also made numerous real estate investments, not just in India but even abroad. He also has a number of expensive vehicles. The list consists of a Mercedes Benz, an Audi Q5, a BMW 7, a BMW X4, and a Ford Endeavour.
Recently, the former Indian cricketer paid an unknown fee for a minority investment in the food delivery firm, JustMyRoots.
Sourav, while acting as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, was also a co-owner of the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mohun Bagan Super Giants but stood down in 2021 when Sanjiv Goenka, the club’s Board of Directors, successfully bid for the IPL’s new franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), which might have created a conflict of interest issue.
In 2014, Ganguly invested in Flickstree, an infotainment firm formed by Saurabh Singh, Rahul Jain, and Nagendra Sangra. He further also invested in Classplus, an edtech business which assists teachers and students communicate more effectively, in 2020.
Ganguly provided 50 oxygen concentrators to multiple hospitals and NGOs in Kolkata during the covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, he visited Belur Math in Kolkata and gave 2000 kg of grains to the underprivileged.