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12th Day of December

1925
Dattu Phadkar, a reliable player in the Indian squad during the 1940s and 50s, was born on this day. Dattu was an attacking lower-middle-order batsman and indefatigable swing bowler.

1981
Yuvraj Singh, the dashing all-rounder whose let hand bat and ball created some major havoc in cricket history, was born on this day. The Indian made a dynamic ODI debut against Australia in Nairobi with 84. An agile fielder, Yuvraj has many match-winning knowk for India. His partnership with Md. Kaif in Natwest Trophy final in 2002 that gave India the treasured trophy is still talked about. Yuvraj matched Garry’s Sobers’ feat of six sixes in an over when he put Stuart Broad’s all six deliveries out of the fences in 2007 World Cup T20 match. He was the Player of the Series in during India’s World Cup triumph in 2011. But soon after the 2011 World Cup, he was diagnosed with cancer, for which he was treated in the USA.  

1981
Sunil Gavaskar began what was to be then the longest innings by any Indian batsman in first-class cricket when he made 172 in 708 minutes against England in the second Test in Bangalore.  

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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