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22nd Day of January

1921
Andy Ganteaume, the man who played one Test and has the highest Test average, was born on this day. Ganteaume made 112 for West Indies against England in Trinidad in 1947-48. He never played a Test after that and thus had an average of 112.

1970
Barry Richards, whose Test career was cut short due to South Africa’s ban from international cricket, made his debut against Australia at Cape Town. Barry played just four Tests. In those, he scored 2 centuries and 2 half centuries.

1990
Wasim Akram completed his first Test hundred and that too against Australia in Adelaide.  Akram came into bat when Pakistan was 5 down for only 90 runs. He made a blistering 123 and added a partnership of 191 with Imran Khan.

 

 

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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