On this day in 1994 - Dev becomes cricket’s most devastating bowler

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Kapil Dev

A special day in the fabled career of India’s Kapil Dev occurred 23 years ago, as he gained a place in the record books.

The incredible all-rounder claimed his 432nd Test wicket after 64 minutes of the third Test against Sri Lanka, moving him beyond Richard Hadlee’s world record.

Hashan Tillakaratne was the victim, being taken at short leg by Sanjay Manjrekar. The historic feat was celebrated with the release of 432 balloons in Ahmedabad and a minute’s standing ovation.

Lost in the salutation was the fact it happened as India claimed a ninth home win in a row, during which spinners Venkatapathy Raju and Rajesh Chauhan shared an outstanding 17 wickets.

Other memorable events that took place on this day

1936: Jay Berwanger is first pick by Philadelphia in the first NFL draft.

1960: Boston Celtic’s Bill Russell becomes 1st NBA star with 50 rebounds (51) in one game.

2006: The iconic Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps is dropped from the Formula One calendar.

2014: Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen equals the Winter Olympics medal record with 12.

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We look at the sporting superstars born February 7 through history.

Steve Nash was towered over by most of his peers in the NBA, but the man who was born on this day 43 years ago became a true giant of the sport for his achievements on the court.

The South Africa-born Canadian was an eight-time NBA All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection while in active duty from 1996-2015.

Nash’s imprint was also felt away from competition, being named by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 because of his philanthropic work.

The point guard came to the NBA with the Phoenix Suns, a franchise who retired his No13 jersey because of his supreme second stint there from 2004-12.

A true all-rounder, he excelled at three-point shooting, free throws and making assists. Since retirng, he has been a co-owner of Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer.

Other sport stars born on this day

1978: Daniel van Buyten, giant ex-Belgium and Bayern Munich centre-back (39).

1988: Matthew Stafford, resolute NFL quarterback for the Detroit Lions who was a 2014 Pro Bowler (29).

1989: Elia Viviani, Italian cyclist for Team Sky won gold in the omnium at the 2016 Rio Olympics (28).

1992: Sergi Roberto, utility player for Barcelona and Spain who is comfortable in midfield or full-back (25).

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WATCH: Kenneth Kao a.k.a 'Pole Ninja'

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Kenneth Kao has been a Parkour practitioner and trainer for many years, and has mastered several martial arts disciplines, so his transition into pole dancing took his friends and family by surprise.

Dubbed a ‘Pole Ninja’ by the pole dancing community, he raised a few brows for his choice, but he credits the activity for truly opening his mind and expanding his horizons.

He created the concept of Pole-Kour, which applies techniques from Parkour to pole dancing.

Kenneth Kao is committed to getting rid of the stigma that is associated with pole dancing for having its roots in exotic dancing.


Here, Kao speaks about his journey and experiences.








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