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12th Day of February


Gundappa Viswanath, one of the most stylish batsmen India have produced, was born on this day. He made a strokeful century at Kanpur against Australia in 1969. Vishwanath was the master of late cut, in some way he defined the shot. He played the game in its true spirit. He recalled Bob Taylor in the Golden Jubilee match against England in 1979-80. It cost him the Test, one of only two where he led India.

Mushtaq Mohammad became the youngest Test centurion. He scored a century at 17 years 82 days, against India in Delhi. It was a Test record until Bangladesh’s Mohammad Ashraful made a century on debut at the age of 17 years and 63 days.

Richie Benaud bid adieu to cricket in Sydney after 63-Test, He bowed out with 14 runs and four wickets as Australia drew with South Africa. Overall, Benaud had 2201 runs and 248 wickets in Test cricket.


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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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