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    A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

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    Ganguly has had his share of ups and downs, typical of the life of any cricketer, but what has separated him and his now 40 years from that of others is the sheer belief in himself to perform beyond human capabilities.

    A natural stroke player who dedicated every bit of himself in gathering a team out of the bits and pieces that he was provided with, turned out to be India's guiding light in arguably their toughest spell.

    Here is a look at one of the greatest journeys in world cricket.
    A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

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    As a child, Sourav showed keen interest in football; his cricketing skills were always considered second to his brother Snehasish. While at a very young age, cricket for Ganguly just used to be a reason of staying away from his home and studies. Though he was never a bad student, his interest in sports always overwhelmed all other activities.
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    Sourav Ganguly's career started out of his ability to question himself. After seeing his brother attain great local appreciation, Sourav asked himself the question that why could he not play cricket. The answer unfolded in the coming years which saw him making an appearance in the Ranji Trophy final at the Eden Gardens against Delhi, at the expense of his very own brother.
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    In an era where the memory of the 1983 World Cup lit an otherwise gleam Indian cricket, Sourav made his debut against the Windies in 1992. His innings was shortlived and so was his stay in the national side; Ganguly was dropped for four very long years.


    The exclusion of Ganguly immediately provoked the thought of Team India's inability to gamble on another youngster in a side which already had Sachin in it. His exclusion was soon forgotten, but the man instead was staging first of his the many comebacks he made in almost a two-decade long career.
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    The Eden Gardens have always embraced the Prince of Kolkata and coincidently it was the legendry stadium that triggered an opening in the national side. In the World Cup semi final in 1996, the Indian side crumbled in front of a powerful Sri Lankan bowling line-up, the Indian team needed a breath of fresh air; something that Dada brought along with him.


    India was scheduled to tour England and the selectors were hunting for a seamer-all rounder due to the heavy conditions. The selectors realised that getting someone to match the caliber of Kapil Dev was a far-fetched dream and chose to pick up Ganguly.


    Dada was an instant success in the first Test against England; while chasing a first innings score of 344, Ganguly scored a 131 run-innings which put England on the back foot. His flamboyance pleased even more than his score, proving to be an indication of things to come. Ganguly himself claims that the mindset that he had during that innings is unmatched even after 16 years.
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    Team India's Toronto tour was a career-defining moment for Ganguly. Performing exceedingly well with the bat and the ball, Ganguly won four consecutive man of the match awards. He soon became the spine of India's middle order and more than just a part-timer while bowling.
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    i like the temperament and attitude of DADA..
    any one remember the incident,where he forced steve waugh to wait for toss during the famous Eden test..
    he is a great leader ..
    Sun will rise.?.!

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    well the best captain of India and one of the top players of indian Cricket......but dada ne cricket ko alvida kaffi galat tarike se kahn tha
    Wo Acha Hay Tou Behtar, Bura Hay Tou Bhi Qabool
    Mizaaj-E-Ishq Mein Aib-O-Hunar Dekhe Nahi Jatay...!!!


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