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16th Day of December

1882
Jack Hobbs, the man who scored the most runs and the most hundreds in first-class cricket, was born on this day. The Englishman scored 61,760 runs and 199 centuries of which most of the runs came while playing for Surrey. Hobbs formed a dynamic opening partnership with Herbert Sutcliffe for England national team. He made a record 12 Test hundreds against Australia, including three in four innings in 1911-12.

1927
Don Bradman made his debut in first-class cricket for New South Wales. He scored 118 runs against South Australia in Adelaide. In that match Bradman batted at No. 7.

1952
Joel Garner, the man famous for giving nightmares to any batsman, was born on this day. The 6feet 8inches tall Garner was known as the Big Bird. The West Indian was in the team when the Caribbeans were at its peak with the destructive bowlers like Malcolm Marshal and Michael Holding. Garner holds the record for the lowest economy rate in ODI.

1997
Belinda Clark, the then captain of the Australian women’s team became the first player in the history of ODI cricket to break the barrier of 200 runs on this day. Clarke made 229* in Mumbai in the 1997 World Cup match against Denmark. She held the record for the highest one-day score till Rohit Sharma made 264 in 2014. 

 

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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