New Delhi: Former Indian team captain and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly (Sourav Ganguly Birthday) is celebrating his 51st birthday today. Ganguly is also known as ‘Dada’ in the cricket world. Sourav Ganguly started his international career in the year 1992. He played the first match against the West Indies while making his ODI debut. Ganguly had to wait a long time after making his debut. In the year 1996, on the tour of England, Ganguly got a chance to make his Test debut. In his first Test match, Ganguly showed his skills to everyone by scoring a century. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team started defeating both England and Australia in their own homes. Read this also Brilliant innings played in the 1999 World Cup In the 1999 ODI World Cup, Sourav Ganguly surprised everyone while batting immediately. He stopped everyone’s talk while playing an inning of 183 runs against Sri Lanka. Ganguly scored 183 runs in 158 balls. It was the second biggest innings in World Cup history at that time. In the year 2000, Sourav Ganguly was made the captain of the Indian team. During this time there were many big changes in the team. Young players entered the team. In which important players like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif and Zaheer Khan were included. Ganguly gave many young players a chance to make a career under his captaincy. It is known that in the year 2002, under the captaincy of Ganguly, the Indian team won the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time. This year was good for the Indian team. This year Sourav Ganguly’s Dadagiri was also seen on the Lord’s ground. The final match of the Natwest Trophy was played between India and England. In this match, India showed its strength to the world by defeating England in its own home. From here the Indian team started playing fearlessly. Australia’s pride was broken Once upon a time, Australia was considered the most powerful team. Everyone’s condition used to become news in defeating Australia. But, Ganguly broke his pride by stopping Australia’s chariot of victory. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the team defeated Australia in 1 match at their own home in a 4-match series. This was considered a big victory for India. It was not easy to beat Australia at home. BCCI president after retirement Sourav Ganguly was made the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after his retirement from international cricket. During this, he fulfilled his responsibility very well. Currently, he is serving as the Director for the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.