Tuesday, August 28, 2018





On the 110th birth anniversary of legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald George Bradman, popularly known as 'The Don', Google has dedicated a doodle on Monday.

Sir Donald George Bradman

Personal information
Full name
Donald George Bradman
27 August 1908;
Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
25 February 2001 (aged 92)
The Don, The Boy from Bowral, Braddles, the White Headley

International information
National side
Test debut (cap 124)
30 November 1928 v England
Last Test
18 August 1948 v England

Domestic team information
New South Wales
South Australia

Sir. Donald George Bradman Order of Australia (27 August 1908-25 February 2001) widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman ever seen in the Cricket World (batsman). He is an Australian and is honored to be called The Don. He has an average of 99.94 in batting, the average is considered to be statistically the highest level in all major sports. Australia is a popular story that Bradman practiced with a cricket stump and golf ball when he was younger.

Sir. Donald George Bradman's Test Career

In just 2 years he has been promoted to Test cricket from Galle cricket. By the time he at the age of 22nd, he had set up many batting records, some of them still standing there.

Don Bradman's batting average is a unique number of 99.94 cricket worlds. In Australia, what kind of acknowledges this is that the Australian Broadcasting Company's All-postal Postal Box number 9994. No batsman, who has played more than 20 Test innings, has not gone above 61, an average of 99.94.

No batsman who played Test matches has scored centuries as Don Bradman scored. In every third inning, he scored a century. He has totally scored 29 centuries.

In his 20-year career, Don Bradman's consistency at the words of Australia's former captain Bill Woodfull stated that "he is worthy of the three batsmen to Australia". The England team designed a bowling style specifically to suppress Bradman's scoring, it is a controversial technique called the Bodyline.

As captain and manager, Don Bradman was committed to entertainment and attacking cricket; He took the audience in record numbers. However, they hated consistent adultery, and it influenced how they were dealing with others. Some of those who focused on their personal performances deteriorated with team members, administrators, and journalists. Following a break from World War II, he led the Australian team called "The Invincibles" in a record-breaking tour of England.

A complex, highly motivated person who does not give close personal relationships, Don Bradman retains his position as the manager, selector, and writer for three decades after his retirement. After he became aware of his deteriorating years, his opinion was more demanding and national icon status was still identified.

In 2001, 50 years after retirement as a Test player, Australian Prime Minister John Howard called "Great Living Australian". Don Bradman's image appeared on postage stamps and coins, and he still lived, but a museum dedicated to their lives was opened. On 27 August 2008, The Royal Australian released the $ 5 commemorative gold coin with Mint Broadman's image on the centenary of her birth. In 2009, he was involved in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Sir. Donald George Bradman's End of the era

During the 1938 tour of England, Bradman played the most consistent cricket of his career. The England team had a strong batting line-up, so he had to score more, but heavily dependent on the bowling O'Reilly of Australia. Without Grimmett, But Jack Fingleton formed the team, so the band of anti-Bradman players remained. Bradman played 26 innings in the tour, scoring 13 hundred (a new Australian record) and 1,000 first-class runs until the end of May, making him the only player to win twice.

Don Bradman achieved the highest average ever recorded in the English season, scoring 2,429 runs: 115.66. Bradman played 26 innings in the tour, scoring 13 hundred (a new Australian record) and 1,000 first-class runs until the end of May, making him the only player to win twice.

Sir. Donald George Bradman's Later years and death

After his wife's death in 1997, Don Bradman experienced "a perceptible and unexpected surprise." The following year, on his 90th birthday, he met with his favorite modern players Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar, but he did not see in his familiar place again at the Adelaide Oval. He was hospitalized in pneumonia in December 2000 and returned home in the new year and died on 25 February 2001 at the age of 92.

Sir. Donald George Bradman's Test records

See also: List of international cricket centuries by Don Bradman
Don Bradman still holds the following significant records for Test match cricket:

  •   Highest career batting average (minimum 20 innings):   99.94 
  •   Highest series batting average (minimum 4-Test series):   201.50   (1931–32); also second-highest:   178.75   (1947–48)
  •   Highest Test batting rating:   961. 
  •   Highest ratio of centuries per innings played:   36.25%   (29 centuries from 80 innings)
  •   Highest ratio of double centuries per innings played: 15.0% (12 double centuries from 80 innings)
  •   Highest 5th wicket partnership:   405   (with Sid Barnes, 1946–47)
  •   Highest score by a number 7 batsman:   270   (1936–37)
  •   Most runs against one opponent:   5,028   (v England)
  •   Most runs in one series:   974   (1930)
  •   Most times of scoring a century in a single session of play:   6   (1 pre-lunch, 2 lunch-tea, 3 tea-stumps)
  •   Most runs in one day's play:   309   (1930)
  •   Most double centuries:   12  
  •   Most double centuries in a series:   3   (1930)
  •   Most triple centuries:   2    (equal with Chris Gayle, Brian Lara, and Virender Sehwag)
  •   Most consecutive matches in which he made a century: 6 (the last three Tests in 1936–37, and the first three Tests in 1938)
  •   Fewest matches required to reach   1000   (7 matches),   2000   (15 matches),   3000   (23   matches),   4000  (31 matches),   5000   (36 matches) and   6000   (45 matches) Test runs.
  •   Fewest innings required to reach   2000   (22 innings),   3000   (33 innings),    4000   (48 innings),   5,000   (56 innings) and   6000   (68 innings) Test runs.
  •   First batsman in Test history to score   two   triple centuries. 
  •   First and only batsman to have remained unbeaten on  299   299 in a Test inning.  
  •   First batsman to score a Test triple century (304) at number   5   position; this remains the second highest Test score for any number   5   batsman.

Source and pic: Wikipedia

Graphic created by Madhava B Kulkarni

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