Saurav (Sourav) Ganguly is a self-made man. Some might say he was born into a rich family, that he had all the privileges, and he must have got all that he needed to enable him to become an international cricketer and play for India. So how can he be self-made? Well, he is self made in the sense that what he is today is entirely due to his own efforts. He has achieved what he has by fighting against all odds. He shaped his career without much support or encouragement from outside. One can say that he rebuilt his entire personality. What he was when he was born (inherited qualities) and what he is today are two different people. This man has changed his destiny. His fame and name they are all due to his own hard work, his own motivation and his struggle against his fate, a fate was in store for him when he was born. One cannot help feeling a certain amount of awe for a person such as this.
His past and present self
First let me describe the major changes in his personality traits over
the years. These were discovered by a detailed examination of the phalanges of both hands. Some of the ways in which he has changed have been positive, but some have been negative.
The most amazing aspect of the change is that Saurav managed to enhance his intelligence, talent, and overall personal capabilities, evident from the changes in his headline and sun finger. The changes in his Saturn finger indicate that Saurav learnt how to think, and in fact became a deep thinker, a student. He made sure that he always kept learning and improving himself.
A look at his thumb and heart line tell us that Saurav was born with a helpful nature, full of diplomacy and charm. He was probably like this as a child. Over the years he became less careful of what and when he spoke, and less willing to reach out to others. His interest in religion also decreased.
He developed fine taste, and appreciation for beautiful things. He was not born with this trait.
Another remarkable change is that although he was born with an excellent business sense, and would have been a good speculator, this talent has decreased considerably, though not entirely gone. But more important, today Saurav Ganguly is the kind of man not driven by a love of money. What drives him is a desire for fame and name.
His Mercury finger tells us that he was born with an unusual shrewdness and power of expression which has decreased a little in its intensity. However, this is one ability of his which is still intact and he has much more of it than the average person.
A major negative change in his personality is his attitude to life. He was born with an attitude that was a mite too serious about life, and unfortunately this attitude has increased to an extreme degree. He takes things far too seriously today and this has resulted in him becoming bitter and dissatisfied. One is not sure what kind of a childhood he has had, but there must have been some events in his childhood and/or when he was a young man, which set off this behavioral trait. He could have been treated unfairly in the past and even now has not let the resentment pass. It is as if he enjoys wallowing in past hurts and has allowed them to fester. He has also become far too suspicious of people.
Why he made such a great Captain
Saurav’s hand shows ambition, strong will power, motivation and determination. He has leadership qualities, and it’s leadership with a purpose. His strong will power, control, inner confidence, ability to resist adversity and face challenges coolly make him the kind of man who is a natural leader.
All this is evident from his thumb, but also from his head line, his Jupiter finger and the Upper Mount of Mars.
He may not be an original thinker but he is an intelligent man who plans, who thinks, and who understands people. He has good organisational skills plus the ability to look into details. What is to be noted is that he can carefully control his aggression.
He is the kind of person who likes to use the force of his character to get things done, not just for himself but for others too. He can manipulate others to do his will. He does it not for himself, but for the good of the team.
Saurav has confidence, and does not like interference with his methods. He likes to do his own thing. He likes freedom. When he is restrained he does not perform to his full potential.
His strong will and desire to have his own way is softened by his slightly tapering thumb, and more so by its suppleness. This keeps him in balance.
What he wants in life
As has been mentioned earlier, money is not his driving force. He does like power, he likes to take the decisions. However this quality of his is not extreme.
Saurav may be shrewd, but he is not cunning. He is a fairly straightforward guy. He can be very broad minded and reasonable…if he is approached in the right manner. If not, he can stick to his guns, say his pride, on principle.
He could have lasted longer as he has the talent. Saurav’s fans were very disappointed when he had to bow out of international cricket. They felt he still had the potential and they are right. He has. But unfortunately he has some qualities which have been damaging to him. Negative emotions like suppressed anger, jealousy, and cynicism sap one’s energy and affect objective thinking. Also Saurav's hands show that has some difficulty in getting along with people due to a combination of circumstances and his own pride and sense of independence.
Overall though I say hats off to this great man of Indian cricket. He has a lot more to give his fans and to coming generations and one hopes that he continues to do so.
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Photo Credits: The photographs is from the free photographs from Bollywood Sargam
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