Donald George Bradman
(Former Australian Cricketer)

Sir Donald George Bradman was an Australian legend and greatest batsman of all time born on 27 August 1908 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. During a 20-year old career, Bradman ended up with a Test batting average of 99.94.

Bradman hit his first century for Bowral Public School at the mere age of 12 against Mittagong High School. It just took 2 years of time for Bradman to make a shift from bush cricket to Australian test team.

He died at the age of 92 on 25 February 2001. In 52 test matches overall, Bradman has scored 6996 runs with an average of 99.94 with a high score of 334.

Anil Kumble
Nickname:The Don, The Boy from Bowrai, Braddles, the White Headley
Profession:Former Australian cricketer
Biography
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Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):1.73 m
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Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
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Personal Life
Date of Birth:
27 August 1908
Died:25 February 2001 (92 years)
Birth Place:Cootamundra New South Wales, Australia
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Nationality:Australian
School:Bwral Public School
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Family
Father:George Bradman
Mother:Emily Bradman
Sister:Islet, Lilian and Elizabeth May
Brother:Victor Bradman

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Religion:Christianity
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:vs England on 30 November 1928
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Test cap:124
Domestic/State Team: New South Wales, South Australia
Nature on the field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:England
Favorite Shot:Pull
Career Turning Point

In 1928-29, England wre on a tour to Australia. Bradman scored 87 and 132 not out against the England touring team and got his first maiden test call.

Preferences
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Favourite Batsmen:Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers:Shane Warne

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Records
In International cricket:

 

  • Bradman has a world record for the highest batting average of 99.94 (minimum 20 innings)
  • Highest series batting average of 201.50  (minimum 4 test)
  • He shares the highest 5th wicket partnership with Sid Barnes: 405 runs
  • Bradman has also scored highest runs by a number 7 batsman: 270
  • Bradman has scored 5028 runs vs England which is a record for most runs cored against one opponent.
  • Most double centuries – 12. Also, most double in a series – 3
  • Most runs scored in one day’s play – 309 runs
  • Bradman was the first batsman to score a Test triple century (304) at number 5 position
  • He is the first batsman in the test history to score 2 triple centuries
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Not known
Wife/Spouse:Jessie Martha Menzies

Marriage Date:30 April 1932
Children:1st son died as an infant in 1936

John Bradsen (1939)

Shirley (1941)

Earnings
Net Worth:Not known
IPL earnings:NA
Awards and Recognitions
  • In 2009, Sir Don Bradman was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  • Bradman’s image has appeared on postage stamps and coins
  • His birthplace has been converted into a museum
  • On 27 August 2008, the Royal Australian Mint issued a $5 commemorative gold coin with Bradman’s image.
Controversies
  • Bradman was once fined £50 following a dispute with Australian Cricket Board. In 1930, Bradman has published a book which was breach of contract as per Australian Cricket Board.
  • In 60, questions were raised on Don Bradman, when he was the main selector, for picking Ian Meckiff who had a controversial bowling action.
Lesser Known Facts
  • Young Bradman’s practice story is a part of Australian folklore. Young Bradman practiced alone with a cricket stump and gold ball.
  • Bradman was associated with the sports for three decades even after his retirement in the form of administrator, selector and writer.
  • Bradman was born at the Cootamundra home of Granny Scholz, a midwife. That house is now the Bradman Birthplace Museum.
  • One of Bradman’s great-grandfathers was one of the first Italians to migrate to Australia in 1826.
  • Bradman first met Jessie Martha in 1920 and later in April 1932 the couple married at St Paul’s Anglican Church at Burwood. Both had a successful 65 years of marriage.
  • His second son John contracted polio while the daughter Shirley had cerebral palsy since birth. His first son died as an infant.
  • John legally changed his surname to Bradsen in 1972 after he started feeling the family name as a pressure.