3. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 183 vs Srilanka
Sourav Ganguly is no.3 in the list. 183 is presumably his score in one-day internationals as well. Often
called as ” God of offside” – for his immaculate skill of finding gaps in the offside. Sourav Ganguly made his mark in the World Cup in 1999 along with Rahul Dravid. Sourav Ganguly is often for transforming Indian cricket from bits and pieces to a very good team, but he was one of the best feared among left handers too. Sourav Ganguly scored 183 off 158 balls with good support from Rahul Dravid who scored 145. Sourav Ganguly is a man of determination, inspiration and leadership. Sourav Ganguly had the unique record of scoring a century on debut, and that too at the mecca of cricket – Lords. When Ganguly made his debut in 1996, Indian cricket was in a transformation. The century at Lords was just the start, he proved his credentials through his performance in the 1999 World Cup that he was here to stay. In 2000, when Indian cricket was marred by match fixing allegations he stepped forward and along with John Wright he shaped up a new team. Sourav Ganguly is fondly remembered for making the team believe they can be world beaters and for winning the Natwest Trophy in 2005. Sourav Ganguly gave India a fresh lookin bringing in youngsters like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and make them perform above their usually expected level of performance. Sourav Ganguly, the captain seem to overshadow his batting capabilities most of the times. In the history of Indian cricket the name Sourav Ganguly holds a special place for all the good deeds that he has done.