Sourav Ganguly has been one in every of the stalwarts of Indian cricket. Ganguly has been credited with reworking cricket in India as he put in a fearless angle amongst younger cricketers. The model of cricket performed below the captaincy of Ganguly took India to huge highs as the Men in Blue reached the ultimate of the 2003 World Cup whereas profitable matches and collection’ in Australia, South Africa, and England.
It was not simply his captaincy that made Ganguly one in every of the greats of the sport but additionally his fashionable batting. Ganguly scored a plethora of runs for his nation as he became a legend of the sport. On this day in 2003, Ganguly created a prestigious file. On March 20, 2003, Ganguly became the first Indian batsman to rating a century in a knock-out match of the ICC World Cup.
He achieved the feat in opposition to Kenya in the 2003 World Cup semi-ultimate match at Kingsmead in Durban. In the match, India gained the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar placed on 74 runs for the first wicket. However, Sehwag (33) bought out in the 19th over, and it was then, that Ganguly got here out to bat.
Ganguly and Tendulkar placed on 103 runs for the second wicket. The Master Blaster was dismissed for 83, however the Prince of Kolkata went on to rating 111 runs with the assist of 5 fours and 5 sixes.
India made 270/four in the allotted fifty overs after which bowled out Kenya for 179 to progress to the finals of the match. In the summit-conflict, India misplaced to Australia in Johannesburg.
Rohit Sharma is the solely different Indian batsman to rating a century in a World Cup knockout sport. He scored a ton in opposition to Bangladesh in the quarter-ultimate conflict of the 2015 World Cup in Australia.
Ganguly known as time on his profession in 2008 as he performed his final Test in opposition to Australia at Nagpur.
The former skipper ended his profession with 7212 runs in the longest format, whereas in ODIs, he registered 11,363 runs.
Currently, Ganguly is the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).