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25th Day of February

1938
Farokh Engineer, a brilliant batsman and a stylish wicketkeeper, was born on this day. His average was 31 in 46 Tests which he played for India.

1971
Stuart MacGill, a brilliant spinner but who lost his career to controversy, was born on this day. He took 208 wickets in 44 Test matches and retired from cricket in 2008.

1989
Javed Miandad made the last of his six double-centuries in Auckland against New Zealand. He made 271 in Pakistan’s innings of 616.  

1993
Pakistan scored the lowest ODI score at that time-they were all out for 43 against West Indies. Only Zahid Fazal (21) and extras (10) made it to double figures. Courtney Walsh (4 for 16) was the main destroyer. There were a record six ducks. West Indies took 12.3 overs to reach the target.

2001
The death of the Don, the Bradman of cricket. At 92 years, Don Brdman died of pneumonia at his hometown. It received the highest media coverage throughout the cricketing world.

 

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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