Don Bradman: The true ‘DON’ of Cricket world

Widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, former Australian Cricketer Sir Don Bradman was born today (August 27).

With unorthodox batting style Bradman had a Test career with a batting average of 99.94, miles ahead of what any player has achieved in the history of cricket. Such was his legend that a museum had been devoted to Bradman in Australia.

Born in New South Wales Australia, Bradman made his debut for the National side on November 30, 1928, against rivals England. His last International Game was in 1948, and in a career of two-decades, Bradman set up records, which made him something more than just a mere human being in a gentlemen’s game.

So marking today as his 112th Birth Anniversary let’s look up to some most googled question’s about him:

How Many Sixes did Sir Don Bradman ever hit?

He hit five sixes against rivals England, while the one against India. He also has two fives and 618 fours in his kitty.

How many wickets did Sir Don Bradman take?

Known for his batting prowess, Bradman took two wickets in his career. The first wicket was of West Indian Ivan Barrow (LBW) in December 1930, and the Second was of English cricketer Walter Hammond (Bowled) in January 1933.

When did Bradman score his first Century?

His first Century came in his debut against England. After a poor performance in the first test and dropped in second, when called in the third, he scored 112 in 2nd innings, becoming the youngest player to achieve the test century at that point.

What was Don Bradman’s highest individual test score?

His highest test score in International test score came in against England in 1930’s Ashes series. Scored 334 runs at Headingly breaking the record of highest individual at that time.

Who has most double Hundreds to his credit?

Bradman holds the double record hundreds in the most extended format. The Australian record of 12 dual Hundreds is yet to be broken.

What did Sir Don say he preferred to be when he was knighted in 1949?

The exact words of him were, “I would have preferred to remain just a Mister and not a Sir …”.