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21st Day of March

1949
Alvin Kallicharran, the prolific batsman for West Indies, was born on this day. He was only 5ft 4inches and thus was regarded as a Little Master. He made 12 centuries in his 66 Tests. He made centuries in both the innings of his debut Test against New Zealand in 1971-72.

1971
Sunil Gavaskar made his first Test hundred on this day. It was his career’s second match and that too against the mighty West Indian attack in Guyana.

2015
Martin Guptill made the highest score in World Cups. His 237, came in the quarter-final match in Wellington against West Indies. It was the second double-hundred of the 2015 World Cup and the sixth overall.

 

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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