The use of the word ‘Bodyline’, was started from this day. After the first Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Hugh Buggy, a reporter of Melbourne Age, used the phrase ‘body-line bowling’. Ray Robinson, the sub-editor of the tabloid, shortened it to ‘Bodyline’.
Abdul Razzaq, the in-swinger bowler and a useful No 7 batsman, was born on this day. The Pakistani became the youngest man to take a Test hat-trick against Sri Lanka in Galle in 1999-2000. He was also a member of the Pakistan side that won the World T20 crown in 2009.
Alan Thomson, the first man to take a one-day international wicket, was born on this day. The Aussie, better known by the nickname of ‘Froggy’ had made only one ode-day international appearance. Thomson took the wicket of Geoff Boycott caught by Bill Lawry at the MCG. Thomson played four Tests against England.
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’.