Wednesday , December 7 2022
Home / Uncategorized / 17th Day of February

17th Day of February

1982

Sri Lanka played their first Test match. It was against England at Colombo. England won the match by 7 wicket.  

1984
AB de Villiers, considered as one of the greatest of this generation, was born on this day. A fine rugby player, golfer and tennis player, AB chose cricket over others. He made his Test debut against England in 2004 and opened the batting in that match. He was later moved into the middle order and thus AB played in every batting spot from No 1 to No 8. He was also asked to keep wickets due to his agility as a fielder. After a great start, there was a sluggish period but he returned strongly with a blistering 103 not out off 109 balls in Durban against West Indies in 2008. Later that year, he became the first South African to score a double-century against India with his undefeated 217 at Ahmedabad. Early in 2015, he broke the world record for the fastest ODI hundred scoring in just 31 balls. But his stint as a captain was short-lived as injury kept him out of action.

1996
Nolan Clarke became the oldest player to make ODI debut at the age of 47 years and 240 days. The Kiwi played against Netherlands in Vadodara during a World Cup game. Clarke, opening the batting, scored 14.

2005
The first T20 international was played between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland. It was not at all a serious affair as the New Zealand players took to the field with beige uniforms and fake moustaches and wigs. Australia won the match with swashbacking innings of 98 off 55 balls by Ricky Ponting. But it was heard Ponting saying, “I think it is difficult to play seriously. If it does become an international game then I’m sure the novelty won’t be there all the time.”

 

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’.

Check Also

15-year old shooter Anish Bhanwala wins gold; Tejaswini Sawant gives another gold

15-year old shooting sensation Anish Bhanwala won the coveted Commonwealth gold in his Games debut …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *