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25th Day of November


Manny Martindale, the short statured genuine quick bowler, was born on this day. The West Indian was only 5 feet 8 inches tall who along with Learie Constantine were the first top-quality West Indian quick bowlers.

Imran Khan, the legendary all-rounder of the game of cricket, was born on this day. This man from Pakistan dominated Test cricket in the 1980s. He along with four other legends, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee ruled the world at that time. Imran was a charismatic leader who took Pakistan cricket to a new height. But the most glorious moment he brought for his country when he led his team to the World Cup victory in 1992.

Javed Omar, the third payer in cricket history to carry his bat on test debut, was born on this day. This batsman from Bangladesh made 85 not out on his first day outing at the crease against Zimbabwe in April 2001. Omar’s His maiden international hundred came against Pakistan in Peshawar in 2003.

Jhulan Goswami, one of the fastest bowler’s in women’s game was born on this day. The Indian has recently went past Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become become the leading wicket-taker in ODIs. At one pont of time in her career, Jhulan could deliver a ball at 120kph. She even bagged 10 wickets for 78 runs against England in Taunton. Jhulan was named the ICC Women’s Player of Year in 2007 – a year no Indian male player bagged any individual award. A year later, Goswami took over the captaincy from Mithali Raj and held it till 2011.


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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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