Don Bradman (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Oct 22, 2020 3:50 pm IST

  • 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
    Autobiography: NA
    Biopic: NA
    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 1.73 m
    Weight (approx.): NA
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black
    Tattoos: NA
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth:
    27 August 1908
    Died: 25 February 2001 (92 years)
    Birth Place: Cootamundra New South Wales, Australia
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: NA
    Nationality: Australian
    School: Bwral Public School
    College: NA
    Educational Qualifications: NA
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    Family
    Father: George Bradman
    Mother: Emily Bradman
    Sister: Islet, Lilian and Elizabeth May
    Brother: Victor Bradman

    Coach/Mentor: NA
    Religion: Christianity
    Address: NA

    Cricket Career
    International Debut:
    Test: vs England on 30 November 1928
    ODI: NA
    T20: NA
    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
    Hobbies: NA
    Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar
    Favourite Bowlers: Shane Warne

    Favourite Football Team: NA
    Favourite sports personalities: NA
    Favourite Food: NA
    Favourite Place on earth: NA
    Favourite Films: NA
    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
    Favourite TV Shows: NA
    Smoking/Alcohol: NA

    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.

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