Don Bradman: Death Anniversary Special

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Don Bradman
Don Bradman

The Greatest Cricket Batsman of All Time
Sir Donald ‘The Don’ Bradman is acknowledged to be the greatest batsman in history. A cricket legend, he retired with a batting average of 99.94. The most talented batsman in cricket history, with an unbeaten average. He is the greatest sportsperson in history.

About Sir Don Bradman

BornAugust 27, 1908 · Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
DiedFebruary 25, 2001 · Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (pneumonia)
Birth nameDonald George Bradman
NicknamesThe Don, The Little Fella, The Boy from Bowral
Height5′ 8″ (1.73 m)
SpouseJessie Bradman(April 30, 1932 – September 15, 1997) (her death, 3 children)
ChildrenJohn Bradman, Ross Moyes Bradman, Shirley Jane Bradman
ParentsGeorge Henry Bradman, Emily Lillian Whatman
RelativesGreta Bradman(Grandchild)
Famous Australian Cricket player
About Sir Don Bradman

Don Bradman’s Cricket Career statistics

CompetitionTest First-class
Runs scored6,996 28,067
Batting average 99.94 95.14
100s/50s 29/13 117/69
Top score 334 452*
Balls bowled 160 2,114
Wickets 2 36
Bowling average 36.00 37.97
Don Bradman’s Cricket Career statistics

Sir Don Bradman’s Facts

With a life as long and impressive as Don Bradman’s, you can expect record-breaking facts. There are some facts about Don Bradman that are still super impressive!

  • He was the youngest overseas player to score a double century in England during his 1930 tour. His final score was 236, he was only 22 years old.
  • Bradman is the only Australian to score a duck and a century in the same Test, twice! The first time was the in second Test in the 1932-33 Ashes, and the second time was in 1948.
  • A whole tactic was developed by the English team in 1932 to try to defeat Bradman. The Bodyline technique was created to catch out Bradman, who batted low to the ground.
  • As a result of the illness he developed during the war, he permanently lost all feeling in his thumb and index finger on his right hand. As a right-handed batter, this could have been catastrophic.
  • Don Bradman’s average of 99.94 remains unbeaten.
  • Bradman is the only Australian cricketer to be knighted. He was knighted in 1949.
  • One of his favourite modern players was Shane Warne.
  • In 1979, he received a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to cricket.

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