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Sir Donald George Bradman – Remembering the legendary Australian Cricketer

Sir Donald George Bradman – Remembering the legendary Australian Cricketer

Sir Donald George Bradman was a legendary Australian international cricketer, who is often called as “The Don”. He was born on 1908 in a town called Cootamundra, situated in the New South Wales. Don Bradman is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all the time in the history of cricket. Today is his 110th birthday, and we still remember his legend.

Some of his records are unbeaten even today. He has played 52 Test matches and scored 6996 runs. He retired from the Test cricket with a mind-boggling average of 99.94 with 29 centuries and 13 fifties. He has played 80 international innings, and his batting average was 95.14 in first-class matches. At the age of 92, he took his last breath at his residence on 25 February 2001.

Interesting Facts About Sir Don Bradman

  • He played his first game of cricket while he was at 11 for his school at Glebe Park in Bowral and scored a 55 not out playing at number 4.
  • In his second match after a year for Bowral High School senior XI, Bradman scored his first-ever hundred (115) and also took eight wickets.
  • He scored 28,067 runs with 117 hundred and the highest score of 452* in first-class cricket.
  • He is the only batsman to score more than 5,000 runs against a single opponent team.
  • He was the only cricketer to obtain the honor of receiving the knighthood in 1949.
  • He was the 21st Australian Test captain and was never stumped in Test matches.

 

 

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