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4th Day of December

1858
Billy Gunn, the founder of the famous Gunn & Moore bat-making firm, was born on this day. The Englishman played 11 Tests for England and made the first Test hundred at Old Trafford, against Australia in 1893. He also played soccer for England.

1910
Amar Singh, the predecessor of Kapil Dev, was born on this day. This man can be referred to as the first world-class all-rounder from India. Amar Singh was also a magnificent fielder. Amar Singh played only seven Tests as pneumonia cut short his life and he died at an early age of 29.

1974
Jeff Thomson, the Aussie bowler, took nine wickets only in his second Test and England lost by 166 runs. Thomson dismissed Dennis Amiss, Brian Luckhurst, John Edrich, Mike Denness, Tony Greig and Alan Knott at least once in the match.

1977
Ajit Agarkar, the bowling all-rounder, was born on this day. The man from India was the fastest to reach 50 wickets in ODIs till Ajantha Mendis broke it. He was also the captain of Mumbai team that won their 40th Ranji title in 2012-13.

1985
New Zealand won their first series against Australia and became the first holders of the Trans-Tasman Trophy. They won the third Test at Perth by 6 wickets.

2009
Virender Sehwag scored 293 off 254 balls against Sri Lanka at Mumbai. He smashed 40 fours and 7 sixes in the innings. Sehwag became the third fastest Indian to 6000 Test runs during the innings.

 

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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