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17th Day of January


Abdul Kardar, Pakistan’s first Test captain, was born on this day. He led Pakistan in their first 23 Tests. Kardar was a left-hand batsman and low left-arm bowler who led Pakistan to the famous victory at The Oval in 1954 against England.

Clyde Walcott, the glorious batsman for West Indies, was born on this day. He was the one of the ‘Three Deadly Ws’ for West Indies-the other two were Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell. Between 1953 and 1955 Walcott made ten centuries in 12 Tests, including five of them in one series against Australia. He later became an ICC match referee, but had the misfortune of being sacked. He died in 2006, aged 80, and was buried alongside Frank Worrell at a site that overlooks the cricket ground named in their honour.

Anil Kumble reached the 600 wicket mark after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. With the dismissal of Andrew Symonds at Perth, Kumble joined the elite club.

Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson recorded the largest stand in T20I for any wicket. Guptill made 87 and Williamson 72 in their run chase of 169 and added a record 171 in 17.4 overs against Pakistan in Hamilton.



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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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