2nd March to 8th March 2018
2nd March 1991
Birthday – Rahul Tripathi
The birth of a hard-hitting batsman whose emergence is a credit of the IPL. Rahul Tripathi, born in Ranchi, started playing his cricket for the Maharashtra state as his father got transferred to Pune. Opening the batting for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL 2017, Tripathi won many fans on the account of his explosive hitting. He will play for the Rajasthan Royals this year.
2nd March 2008
India wins the Under-19 World Cup
Always a team full of exciting young talents, India defeated South Africa in Kaula Lumpur by 12 runs to win the Under-19 World Cup. India, led by a young Virat Kohli totalled only 159 runs batting first. South Africa never recovered after a poor start in the damp conditions and ended the chase falling 12 runs short.
4th March 1992
The Start of the streak
The World Cup 1992 became the first World Cup to have an India versus Pakistan fixture. The match is mostly remembered for the exchange that happened between Javed Miandad and Kiran More, which resulted in Miandad jumping like a monkey. India won the match by 43 runs and is still unbeaten against Pakistan in the World Cups.
5th March 1918
Birthday – Ranga Sohoni
Born this day, Ranga Sohoni was a fighting all-rounder who played cricket in the right way. Having lost best of his years to the World War II, Sohoni played for India in their tour to England in 1946 and Australia in 1948. He was a stalwart in domestic cricket for the Maharashtra state. He died in the year 1993 due to a heart attack.
7th March 1987
Gavaskar scales the 10K peak
Sunil Gavaskar, the little master, created history on day three of the fourth Test between India and Pakistan at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. He became the first batsman to score 10,000 Test runs. The play was stopped for around 20 minutes to celebrate the feat.
7th March 1934
Birthday – Nari Contractor
Former Indian captain and an established Test opener, Nari Contractor was born on this day in the year 1934. His Test career was cut short by a rising delivery from Barbados fast bowler Charles Griffith, who impacted Contractor’s skull and almost took his life. Thankfully, he recovered soon and played domestic cricket for next few years.
8th March 1989
Birthday – Harmanpreet Kaur
Thw world noticed this aggressive middle-order batsman for India when she scored 171 runs off just 115 balls in the 2017 Women’s World Cup. In 2016, she became the first Indian female cricketer to play in the Women’s Big Bash.
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