Sir Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda, the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, one of the most controversial Indian Test cricketer, was born on this day. Vijaya Ananda captained India on their disastrous 1936 tour of England. He sent the Lala Amarnath home controversially, ended the Test careers of CK Nayudu and Wazir Ali, and ordered one of his openers to run the other out in a Test.
The first day of the first women’s Test was played on this day. The Test was between Australia and England in Brisbane. Australia were bowled out for 47. Myrtle Maclagan took 7 for 10. England went on to win by nine wickets.
Intikhab Alam, the man who took a wicket with his first ball in Test cricket just at the age of 17, was born on this day. He took his first wicket at Karachi against Australia. Alam was also a dependable lower-order batsman who hit a hundred against England in Hyderabad in 1972-73.
Indian batting maestro Sunil Gavaskar scored his 30th Test century, breaking the record set by Don Bradman back in 1948. He achieved this feat against West Indies in Madras.
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’.