Sourav Ganguly Biopic: Former India captain announces biopic on his life; to be be produced by Luv Films – Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly announced that a film detailing his career on the field will soon hit the screens. Ganguly had previously hinted that discussions were in place to put a biopic, and the same were finalised with Luv Films being brought on board as producer. The film makes Ganguly the third high profile cricketer to have a film on his career, following MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, while a similar movie is being made on the 1983 World Cup-winning squad.
Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the latest development. The BCCI President tweeted, “Cricket has been my life, it gave confidence and ability to walk forward with my head held high, a journey to be cherished. Thrilled that Luv Films will produce a biopic on my journey and bring it to life for the big screen.”
Cricket has been my life, it gave confidence and ability to walk forward with my head held high, a journey to be cherished.
Thrilled that Luv Films will produce a biopic on my journey and bring it to life for the big screen 🏏🎥@LuvFilms @luv_ranjan @gargankur @DasSanjay1812
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 9, 2021
For over a decade, Ganguly’s swashbuckling yet elegant batting enthralled the fans in the country and worldwide and it also gave the opposition a headache. Popularly known as ‘Dada’, he had made his Test debut against England in the summer of 1996. He immediately made headlines as he went on to score a century in his maiden Test at Lord’s.
Sourav Ganguly biopic: The left-handed batsman also went on to score a century in his second Test. Thus, he became the only third batsman to score a century in each of his first two innings. The ‘Prince of Kolkata’ then announced himself in the ODI format as he won four consecutive Man of the Match awards in 1997 against Pakistan. In 2000, the match-fixing scandal engulfed the Indian camp, and Ganguly was then made the captain of the side. It was a herculean task to manage the team in turbulent times.
Sourav Ganguly biopic: As soon as Dada became the skipper, he started grooming new talent. It is a testament to his leadership that Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif, MS Dhoni, Ashish Nehra, and Zaheer Khan all came into their own with Ganguly as captain.
Ganguly first led India to the finals of the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy. In 2001, another watershed moment came for Indian cricket as the Ganguly-led side defeated Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Prince of Kolkata called time on his career in 2008 after playing his last Test against Australia in Nagpur. The former skipper played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India. The left-handed batsman scored 18,575 runs across all formats in his international career.
Ganguly had led India in 195 matches across all formats and managed to win 97 matches out of those. The Prince of Kolkata later went on to become the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and is now the President of the BCCI.