One of the greatest batsmen to have ever stepped onto the cricket field, Sir Donald Bradman was born on this day in 1908. August 27, 2020, is the 112th birth anniversary of the Australian legend. The right-handed batsman was an indisputable ruler of the game back in the 1930s, and his record in Test cricket is nothing but jaw-dropping. Bradman played 52 Tests in his illustrious career, smashing 6996 runs at a staggering average of 99.94. Along with his batting prowess, the former Aussie captain was also known for his powerful quotes and sayings. Learn How to Bat by Donald Bradman! Rare Video of Cricket Legend Coaching Perfect Drives, Forward and Defensive Shots in his Batting Style.
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In an era dominated by the bowler, Don was wholly ruthless and his career strike-rate of 71.4 is proof of that. Be it the swinging track of Lord’s or the bouncy pitch in Melbourne, the right-handed batsman rose to every challenge and played one blistering knock after another. The wizard also had a great chance to end his glorious Test career with an astonishing average of over 100. He needed just four runs to achieve the feat in his last innings. Unfortunately, however, he was dismissed for a duck and bid farewell to the game with an average of 99.94. A Look at Some Records Still Held by Sir Don Bradman.
Despite that, his numbers are still sensational and any batsmen would dream of such stellar record. He’s still the fastest to reach the landmark of 2000,3000,4000,5000 and 6000 Test runs while he’s the only batsman to smash 13 double centuries in Test cricket. Also, with 5028 runs, he’s still the highest run-scorer in Ashes history. Meanwhile, as the world celebrates Bradman’s 112th birth anniversary, let’s look at some of his powerful quotes and sayings. Steve Smith vs Don Bradman Records: Ashes Run-Spree Sparks Comparisons Between Australia’s Two Batting Greats.
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