A day after MS Dhoni’s 40th birthday, another one of India’s greatest cricket captains – Sourav Ganguly – celebrates his 49th on Thursday (July 8).
2002 NatWest Trophy triumph
The win in the Natwest Trophy tri-series was one of the most memorable in Indian cricket history.
2002 Champions Trophy joint-champions
A couple of months after the Natwest triumph, Ganguly’s Men-in-Blue headed to Sri Lanka to play in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Drawing the 2003/04 Test series in Australia
After the disastrous tour of 1999 where India were whitewashed 0-3 in the Test series and had lost 13 of the 14 matches in the tri-series, Ganguly led the team Down Under.
2-1 series win over Australia in 2001
The series win under Ganguly is considered one of the finest in the history of Test cricket.
World Cup finalists in 2003
The World Cup 2003 was the culmination of three years of hard work for Ganguly.