Saturday, October 17, 2020

 


On this day



In 1968, Zac Zorn, Stephen Rerych, Ken Walsh & Mark Spitz swam world record 3:31.7 in 4 x 100m freestyle relay to surpass the Soviet Union & Australia and win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics for the US mens team


In 1992, 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team took place. In Game 1, Toronto Blue Jays lost 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium


In 1994, Kapil Dev played his final one-day international against West Indies


In 2008, Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run-scorer ever in test cricket. He beat Brian Lara's record. He passed 12,000 runs against Australia in Mohali



Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble who was born in 1970 is a former Indian cricketer, coach, and commentator. He played Tests and ODIs for 18 years. As right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time.

One recalls him playing a test match even with a broken jaw for the cause of avoiding a loss.

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