‘The God of Offside’ played with a shining 102 in a 156 KO win over their biggest rival Pakistan | Photo: ICC Twitter/YouTube screen capture
- Sourav Ganguly marked his first century in Eden Gardens against Pakistan in 2007.
- The Prince of Kolkata scored test scores during the 16th century in his iconic career.
- Sourav Ganguly hit his first test barrel in his debut match against England at Lord’s.
Former captain Sourav Ganguly, a leader, tactician and one of the most famous cricketers in men’s sports history, transformed Team India into a world-class team with a memorable captain in the early 2000s. Ganguly, nicknamed the Prince of Kolkata, has wisely revealed what his biggest fear as an international cricketer is.
Ganguly’s love for the iconic Eden Garden arena is well documented. Prince of Kolkata started playing cricket at the age of 14 at the monumental Eden Gardens. For the record, Eden Gardens never disappointed Ganguly during their award-winning career with Team India. Ganguly has never lost a match as a test captain at his home stadium.
After knocking on the first tub in his debut for the Lord’s, Ganguly had to wait an incredibly long time to end the drought of the test century at his home stadium, also known as the Mecca of Indian cricket. In the second test match of the Indo-Pakistan quantum series in 2007, Ganguly earned national acclaim by breaking the first barrel at Eden Gardens.
In Wasim Jaffer’s memorable second-century match, Ganguly managed to drop a monkey on his back. While the Garden of Eden: Legends and Romance was being published, Ganguly revealed his greatest fears. “My biggest fear is that I thought I would never get 100 points in Eden. But then it came to Pakistan,’ Ganguly said.
‘The God of Offside’ recorded 156 KO wins and 102 strokes against Pakistan, the biggest rival, in a high-scoring match. Gardens of Eden erupted with joy when Ganguly hit the first shot at the iconic arena against Yunis Khan-led Pakistan.
“Like hitting the world, 14 test backs!” After 100 years in the Garden of Eden, Ganguly hears the game commentator speak. Ganguly, Jaffer and VVS Laxman scored 616/5d in their first essay in India on a sensational blow. The second test of the two rivals ended in a deadlock. In the same series, Ganguly hit his first double-ton (239) against Pakistan at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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