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This day in history: 28th March

Polly Umrigar (1926 – 2006) batting during a practice session for the Indian team at Osterley, Middlesex 23rd April 1959.

Football

1984: Birthday of QPR defender Chris Samba.

1985: Birthday of France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

1993: Birthday of Serbia and Man City defender Matija Nastasic.

Cricket

1926: Birthday of legendary Indian batsman and captain, Polly Umrigar.

1955: New Zealand were all out for just 26 runs in a Test match, the lowest in history.

1956: Birthday of Ashoka da Silva, Sri Lankan spinner and now, an elite ICC panel umpire.

1968: Birthday of one of England‘s greatest captains, Nasser Hussain.

2011: Ricky Ponting announces he his quitting captaincy, after the Australian team’s quarter-final exit from the World Cup.

Basketball

1972: Wilt Chamberlain plays his last ever game as a professional basketball player.

1990: Michael Jordan scores 69 points in a game; the 4th time he had crossed the 60 point mark.

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