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Question: What is the total number of sixes hit by Sourav Ganguly in ODIs, Tests, Twenty20s? Where does he stand in the maximum number of sixes hit by a player?
Rajneesh Gupta: Ganguly hit 57 sixes in Test matches and 190 sixes in ODIs. He did not play any Twenty20 international. His tally of 247 sixes is the fourth best by any batsman in international cricket. Only Sanath Jayasuriya, Shahid Afridi and Adam Gilchrist have hit more, as is clear from the following table.
Most sixes hit in an international career
(till the 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and India)
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||59||268||13||340|
|Shahid Afridi (Pak)||50||248||9||307|
|AC Gilchrist (Aus)||100||149||13||262|
|SC Ganguly (Ind)||57||190||0||247|
|CL Cairns (NZ)||87||153||0||240|
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Question: How many man-of-the-match awards has India's greatest all-rounder Kapil Dev won in Tests and ODIs?
Rajneesh Gupta: Kapil's tally of man-of-match awards is eight in Tests and 11 in ODIs. He also won four man-of-the-series awards in Tests and two in ODIs.