Categories Archives: Indian Sports History

Indian Sports History – 30 August

On 30 August 2003, Anju Bobby George won the bronze medal with a jump of 6.70m in Long Jump at the 9th World Championships in Athletics in Paris. With her bronze medal winning performance, she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a W

Happy Birthday – Smiriti Mandhana

On 18 July 1996 – Indian women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana was born. She scored 22 and 51 on her Test debut against England at Wormsley Park in a winning cause. Mandhana was the only Indian in the 2016 ICC Women’s Team of the Year. Sh

Indian Sports History – 28 Jun

On 28 June 1995 – Paralympic high jumper, Mariyappan Thangavelu was born in Salem district. He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category. In March 2016, Mariyappan cleared


On 25th June 1983 – India Lifted its first World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The final of the 1983 Prudential Cup was played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on 25 June 1983. On one hand, West Indies was playing their third consecutive W

Indian Sports History – 23 June

On 23rd June 1936 – Distinguished football player and coach of yesteryears, Pradip Kumar Banerjee or P.K. Banerjee was born in Jalpaiguri. He scored 65 goals in 84 appearances for the Blue Tigers. He was part of the India football team that finis

Indian Sports History – 18 June

On 18 June 1983 – Kapil Dev scored unbeaten 175 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in a World Cup league match at Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells. He was also involved in an unbeaten 126 runs partnership for the 9th wicket with Syed Kirmani (22 runs), wh