Ravichandran Ashwin may be making a name for himself as one of India’s finest all-rounders but one man he will continue to aspire to is the legendary Kapil Dev.
The former Indian cricket captain celebrates his birthday on January 6, moving on to 57 not out.
He was an outstanding batsman and pace bowler, leading India to their first World Cup title in 1983 against the much fancied West Indies.
Dev retains the distinction of being the only player in history to take more than 400 wickets (434) and score more than 5,000 runs.
In 2010, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Other birthdays on this day:
1984: AJ Hawk, line-backer for Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.
1985: RP Singh, Indian cricketer.
1986: Paul McShane, Reading and Republic of Ireland defender.
1989: Andy Carroll, West Ham United and England striker.
The Buffalo Bills never managed to win the Super Bowl despite four straight final appearances in the early 1990s, but they made history along the way.
On this day in 1993, Buffalo beat the Houston Oilers in improbable fashion in the AFC Wild Card clash, overcoming a 32-point deficit to win 41-38 in overtime.
To this day, the epic game at Rich Stadium remains the largest comeback in NFL history.
Houston were unstoppable in the first half and led 28-3 at the intermission, but Buffalo stormed back with 28 points in the third quarter and eventually sent the contest to overtime, where they intercepted Warren Moon to set up Steve Christie’s game-winning 32-yard field goal.
Here are the other memorable events that took place on this day
1929: Don Bradman records his first Test century with 112 versus England.
1982: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 to win the 70th Australian Open.
1991: Wayne Gretzky of the LA Kings scores his 700th career goal.
1989: Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls record for points in a half with 40 in a 115-113 win over Toronto.
The discussion over the best Formula One driver of all-time has to start and end with the German.
Turning 48 on January 3, Schumacher enjoyed a trophy-laden career in Formula One, breaking numerous records and winning multiple championships.
He won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before leaving for Ferrari and adding to his haul with a run of five straight championships from 2000 to 2004.
Along with his seven titles, Schumacher is F1’s all-time leader in race victories (91), fastest laps (77), pole positions (68) and most races won in a single season (13 in 2004).
He’s also the only driver to finish in the top three in every race of a season and holds the mark for most consecutive podium finishes with 19.
Schumacher unfortunately suffered a severe head injury while skiing in December 2013, from which he is still recovering.
We continue to wish the German ace all the best with his recovery.
Here are the other sport stars born on this day:
1939: Bobby Hull, Canadian former NHL player who is in the Hockey Hall of Fame (78).
1967: Magnus Gustafsson, Swedish retired tennis player who reached a career-high singles ranking of No10 (50).
1981: Eli Manning, American NFL quarterback for the New York Giants and two-time Super Bowl winner (36).
1992: Doug McDermott, American NBA player for the Chicago Bulls and 2014 NCAA scoring champion (25).