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29th Day of January

1951
Andy Roberts, the great fast bowler for West Indies, was born on this day. Roberts was famous for his deadly bouncers and his pace came from timing. There was very little emotion in his face. In 47 Test matches, Roberts took 202 wickets. He famously blew India away in Jamaica in 1982-83 with three wickets in an over to allow Viv Richards to hammer West Indies to a victory target of 173 inside 26 overs.

1998
The Test match between England and West Indies was called off by umpires Steve Bucknor and Srinivas Venkataraghavan because of the unsafe pitch. This is one of the shortest Tests in history as it lasted just 62 balls.

2006
Irfan Pathan grabbed a hat-trick in the very first over of the first day in the decisive third Test between Pakistan and India in Karachi.

2016
India Women created history by winning their first ever bilateral series against Australia in any format. High on confidence after winning the first game, in Adelaide, by five wickets, India cleaned up the hosts by ten wickets, chasing 66 inside ten overs after rain intervened.

 

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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