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The Sourav Ganguly saga
November 10, 2008
January 1992: Makes ODI debut against Australia, scores just 3 before being dropped.
June, 1996: Scores century against England [Images] at Lord's in his Test debut and follows it up with another century in the next Test at Trent Bridge.
August, 1997: Scores his first ODI century in Colombo, against Sri Lanka [Images], in his 32nd match.
September, 1997: Leading scorer and wicket-taker in the Sahara Cup as India thrash Pakistan 4-1. He scored 222 runs at 55.5 and 15 wickets at 10.66. Wins four Man-of-the-Match awards in five matches and Man of the Series.
November-December, 1997: Top scorer and Man of the Series in the three-Test home series against Sri Lanka with 392 runs at an average of 98.
May, 1999: Scores 183 in Taunton against Sri Lanka in the World Cup, then highest ODI score by an Indian.
September, 1999: Captains India for the first time in the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge tournament, against West Indies [Images] after Tendulkar pulled out due to sore back.
February, 2000: Joins Lancashire.
February, 2000: Named captain for the five-ODI home series against South Africa [Images] after Tendulkar relinquished post.
March, 2001: Led India to 2-1 win against Australia at home in the historic Test series.
November, 2001: Ganguly and five other Indian players are warned for excessive appealing during the Port Elizabeth Test by match-referee Mike Denness. Handed a suspended ban for one-Test match and two one-day international matches.
July, 2002: Takes off shirt at the Lord's balcony after win in the NatWest Series final.
April, 2004: Becomes the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Pakistan. Also with 15 Test wins, he becomes India's most successful captain.
October, 2004: India lose home series against Australia, first time after 35 years.
March, 2005: Draws home series against Pakistan.
April, 2005: Banned for six matches for a slow-over rate during ODI series in Pakistan. India lose series 2-4 to Pakistan.
September, 2005: Reveals in Zimbabwe that the then coach Greg Chappell [Images] had asked him to step down from captaincy.
November, 2005: End of five-year reign as Test captain as Rahul Dravid [Images] takes over the reins against Sri Lanka.
January 2006: Picked for the Test series in Pakistan.
December, 2006: Picked for Test series against South Africa, returns as leading run-getter.
January, 2007: Scores 98 in his ODI comeback in Nagpur against West Indies.
July-August, 2007: Scores 249 runs at 49.80 in India's series win in England.
November-December, 2007: Top scorer (534) and man of the series in the three-Test series against Pakistan with. Scores first Test century at his home ground at Eden Gardens. Slams his first double-century in Bangalore.
December 2007-January 2008: A mixed Test series in Australia (235 runs at 29.37, two half-centuries). Axed from ODI squad.
October, 2008: Announces retirement after the Test series against Australia.
November 10, 2008: Plays his last match against Australia at Nagpur.
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