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20th Day of March

1951
Madan Lal, one of the key members of the 1983 World Cup winning squad for India, was born on this day. He was Kapil Dev’s genuine bowling partner for 39 Tests between 1974 and 1986. Madan Lal took 3 wickets for 31 runs in the World-Cup-final to play a vital role in the win.

1969
Karen Smithies, the winning captain for England in Women’s World Cup, was born on this day. She lifted the trophy after England beat New Zealand in the final at Lord’s in 1993. She was 24 then.

1989
Tamim Iqbal, the sensational batsman for Bangladesh, was born on this day. In his debut against New Zealand, he scored 84. Tamim played a brilliant innings of 82 in the second innings of Bangladesh’s 100th Test to ensure a win for his country.

 

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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