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7th Day of March

1934
Nari Contractor, a dependable opener for India, was born on this day. Contractor made his Test debut against New Zealand in Bombay. But his bright cricket career was cut short due to a fatal injury at head from a ball of Charlie Griffith in Bridgetown in 1961-62. His skull was fractured and his life was at the dead end for many hours. He recovered after an elaborate treatment, came back to play first-class cricket but never played Test cricket again.

1952
Viv Richards was born today. The original master blaster of the game, the coolest man with the bat chewing the gum is regarded as the most terrific hitter of the cricket ball. His innumerable memorable performance has given cricket a new meaning- some of the most noted of them all are 189 against England in 1984, 138 in 1979, 100 off 56 balls in 1986 that is the fastest Test century. Richards never really wore helmets and was knighted in 1999 to be referred as Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards.

1987
Sunil Gavaskar became the first cricketer in Test cricket to complete 10,000 runs. It was his 124th Test match played against Pakistan in Ahmedabad.

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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