Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was born on 8 July 1972 in Calcutta, India when Leo zodiac sign was rising. Former Indian cricketer, Saurav Ganguly is popularly addressed as, “Dada” and “Prince”. Saurav Ganguly has been one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian Cricket. Ganguly took birth into a very rich and affluent family; and his father Shri Chandidas was one of the richest person of Calcutta. Even today i.e. after more than three years of his retirement from One Day Cricket, Saurav Ganguly is still ranks 5th in the list of Highest Run Scorers in ODI. The ascendant lord Sun is placed in eleventh house; and also having mutual aspect relationship with strong and benefic Jupiter. For Leo ascendant people, Jupiter is a very auspicious planet. Being placed in its own zodiac sign in fifth house, Jupiter is very strong and favorable planet in Saurav Ganguly Horoscope. The influence of Jupiter via its aspect over ascendant and ascendant lord Sun resulted into birth in rich and prosperous family. Mercury rules over second and eleventh houses and is badly placed in twelfth house, which weakens the positive attributes of the horoscope related with wealth and status to some extent.
During his childhood Saurav Ganguly was actually inclined towards football and more-so his mother was more interested in Ganguly taking academics quite seriously. However, his elder brother Snehasish has helped and support Saurav Ganguly to pursue cricket as a career. The placement of Ascendant lord Sun in the eleventh house; and the auspicious aspect of Jupiter over the Sun are the prime reasons behind having support of elder brother. As per vedic astrology, Jupiter and eleventh house represents elder brother. Saurav Ganguly made his One Day International debut for India against West Indies in 1992, but could score only three runs. As a result, Ganguly was dropped from Indian Cricket Team. Besides his non-performance, Saurav Ganguly was also perceived to be arrogant with questionable attitude towards the Cricket. It was only after a gap of few years; Saurav Ganguly could get his big-break while playing for Indian Cricket Team on their tour of England in 1996. Saurav Ganguly started his Test Career by scoring 131 runs and confirmed his place in the Indian Cricket Team. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, Saurav Ganguly had a partnership of 318 runs with Rahul Dravid, which is the highest overall partnership score in the World Cup tournament history.
Career in Sports is determined by the strength and placement of third and sixth house lords in the vedic birth chart. In addition to this, the placement of Mars, Mercury and Rahu is also very important. The third and tenth houses of Saurav Ganguly Horoscope are ruled by Venus, which is strongly placed in its own zodiac sign in tenth house. The lord of sixth house Saturn and exalted Moon are united with Venus in the tenth house. Sixth house is occupied by Rahu. Yogakaraka Mars is united with Mercury and Ketu in twelfth house and is aspecting the third, sixth and seventh houses of Saurav Ganguly Horoscope. However, Mars is debilitated and the strength of Mars and Mercury is significantly compromised due to placement in twelfth house of the horoscope. Ganguly made his debut in ODI cricket, during the last phase of Rahu/Saturn Bhukti, which was followed by Antardasa of Mercury. And, vedic astrology readings of afflicted and ill placed Mercury are not auspicious and supportive for Saurav Ganguly. Therefore, till completion of Mercury Antardasa in his vedic horoscope, Ganguly couldnot make his comeback in Indian Cricket Team. It was only during Rahu/Venus Bhukti in 1996 that Saurav Ganguly got his big-break and played for Indian Cricket Team against England.
Rise to Captaincy of Indian Cricket Team: During 2000, Indian Skipper Sachin Tendulkar resigned his position as Captain of Indian Cricket Team. It was due to many reasons including the health issues with Sachin Tendulkar and also because of the match-fixing scandals in 2000. At that time Saurav Ganguly was the best option available and, simultaneously, in February 2000 he was made the captain of the Indian cricket team. During his Captaincy period, Saurav Ganguly led India into the 2003 World Cup final, where they were defeated by Australia. The vedic astrology readings of Ganguly horoscope indicate operation of Rahu/Sun Bhukti at the time of attaining Captaincy of Indian Cricket Team. During 2003, Jupiter antardasa in Jupiter’s Mahadasa was operational in vedic horoscope of Saurav Ganguly.
Career Setbacks: Following indifferent form in 2004 and poor form in 2005, Saurav Ganguly was dropped from the team. But he made a come back into the National team in 2006, and scored reasonably well. However, around this time, he also became involved in a dispute with Indian team coach Greg Chappell over several misunderstandings. Ganguly was again dropped from the team, however he was selected to play in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. In a very recent disclosure in August 2011, Saurav Ganguly made a disclosure about Greg Chappell spoiling his career. Blaming Chappell’s ‘backroom politics’ Saurav Ganguly told a Mumbai daily in London, “How many more times will such things (controversies) happen? He spoilt my career.”
Once again, the antardasa of ill placed Mercury proved disastrous for Saurav Ganguly horoscope; and he became a victim of backroom politics and ended up losing his position in Indian Cricket Team.
As a person, Sourav Ganguly is a religiously inclined personality and have been reported to be observing fast on every Tuesday. He will always be hailed for his flamboyant and enthusiastic nature. Saurav Ganguly is naturally inclined to head and a strong man with nerves of steel. After his successful tour of England, Saurav Ganguly eloped with his childhood love Dona Roy. Despite the fact that the bride and groom’s family were sworn enemies at that point, Saurav dared to step in for love marriage.However, both families reconciled and a formal wedding was held in February 1997. It was just like a typical Hindi movie love story where the hero and heroine are separated by their parents and so they run off to get married.
The lords of third (Venus) and seventh (Saturn) houses are united with each other in tenth house of Ganguly horoscope. And, Venus is also a general significator for marriage and wife for male horoscope. The combined influence of Mercury in twelfth house, and conjunction of twelfth lord Moon with Venus and Saturn in tenth house of Ganguly horoscope resulted into Saurav Ganguly eloping with Dona Roy and being successful in it.
Ganguly is one of the most successful Indian Test Cricket captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 test matches. As an aggressive and competitive captain, Ganguly is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him, and transforming the Indian team into an aggressive fighting unit. At present, Saurav Ganguly is sharing his expertise and experience as a cricket commentator. And, Dada could well be back with a bang in IPL 5. The former KKR captain is likely to become mentor-cum-skipper of the Pune Warriors in forthcoming IPL season 5. At present, Saurav Ganguly is under Venus Antardasa in Mahadasa of Jupiter. Placed in its own zodiac sign, Venus is reasonably strong in tenth house of Saurav Ganguly Horoscope. The union of Saturn and exalted Moon in the tenth house is, however, a little bit disturbing. Even though, the vedic astrology readings are appearing reasonably favorable for Saurav Ganguly for recent couple of years. He will be able to complement his Cricketing abilities and will continue to carve and trim new talents for Indian Cricket Team.