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3rd Day of February

1936
Bob Simpson, the celebrated Australian allrounder, was born on this day.  Simpson was a master strokemaker, cunning leg spinner and a brilliant fielder. Gradually Simpson became a first-rated opening batsman. He posted his first hundred in 1964, much later than his debut, but converted it into a breakthrough 311. Simpson ended with 46.81 average after 62 Tests. He has 71 wickets to his credit. Later in his career, Simpson turned into a successful coach. In his stint, Australia won the World Cup in 1987 and an Ashes-regaining one in 1989.

1966
Danny Morrison, the strike bowler for New Zealand, was born on this day. He succeeded Richard Hadlee as New Zealand’s main strike bowler. In his 48 Tests he took 160 wickets and in 96 ODI he took 126 wickets. But as a batsman, Morrison has a dubious world record of 24 Test ducks.  

 

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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