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12th Day of March

1938
Vijay Mehra, the youngest Test cricketer for India at that time, was born on this day. He was overtaken by Maninder Singh in 1982-83. An opener, Mehra played two Tests in his debut series but remained out of contention for six years. He came back against England in Calcutta in 1961-62. He played a total of 8 Tests for India.

2006
An ODI match where records fell like nine pence. Australia made 434 for 4 against South Africa in Johannesberg. It was the first 400-plus total in the history of the game. Ricky Ponting made 164 from 105 balls. Still they lost by one wicket with one ball to spare. Herschelle Gibbs played the knock of his career to score 175 from 111 balls. In all, 87 fours and 26 sixes were struck on the day. Australia’s Mick Lewis returned figures of 10-0-113-0, the worst in ODI history.

 

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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