Don Bradman made his international debut on this day. But it was a low-scoring debut for the Don. Bradman scored only 18 and 1 in his first Test appearance against England in Brisbane. He was only 20 then. It was a day when another Aussie made his debut. Bert Ironmonger made his debut at the age of 46. He was the oldest Test debutant at that time.
Phillip Hughes, who died at the age of 26 after being terribly hit by a cricket ball on the field, was born on this day. The Aussie was a technically-sound player who became the youngest man to score a century in both innings of a Test match.
Zimbabwe achieved their first overseas Test victory against Pakistan in Peshawar. They became successful in their 15th attempt.
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’.