Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been two of the most successful captains and players of the Indian cricket team. Let’s have a look at a comparison drawn between them:
Sourav Ganguly has played a total of 113 test matches and 311 One Day Internationals in his career whereas Dhoni has played 73 test matches and 219 ODIs in his career so far. While Ganguly has scored 7212 runs in Tests and 11363 runs in ODIs, Dhoni has by far scored 4090 runs in tests and 7259 runs in ODIs.
Dhoni is a wicketkeeper batsman and doesn't bowl so he doesn't have any wickets to his credit but on the other hand, Ganguly has picked up 32 wickets in tests and 100 wickets in ODIs.
Sourav Ganguly’s best score in tests is 239 runs whereas that of Dhoni is 224. But in ODIs, Dhoni has scored the best score of 183 not out and even Ganguly has scored 183 as his best score in ODIs. Ganguly has a batting average of 42.17 in tests and 41.02 in ODIs while Dhoni has a batting average of 38.06 in tests and 51.85 in ODIs.
Ganguly is also popularly known as ‘The Prince of Calcutta’, ‘The Maharaja’ and ‘Dada’ whereas Dhoni’s nicknames include ‘Mahi’, ‘MS’ and ‘MSD’. While Dhoni is a right handed batsman, Ganguly has been a left handed batsman in his career. Dhoni is married to Sakshi Dhoni and doesn’t have any kids but Ganguly has one daughter called Sana Ganguly from his wife Dona Roy Ganguly.