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Who is Sir Don Bradman, the greatest batsman ever?

Don Bradman, also known as Sir Donald Bradman, was an Australian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He played for Australia in the years 1928 to 1948 and is considered one of the greatest cricketing legends of all time.

Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is considered one of the greatest achievements in the sport of cricket, and he remains the only player in the history of the game to have averaged more than 90 over a complete career. He also holds several other records in the sport, including the highest Test batting average, the highest number of runs scored in a single innings, and the most centuries scored in a single series.

Bradman's impact on the sport of cricket is enormous, and he remains a revered figure in Australia and around the world. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Century in 2000 and was awarded a knighthood in 1949 for his services to cricket.

Don Bradman's success on the cricket field was unparalleled, and he dominated the sport in a way that few others have before or since. Here are some additional facts and highlights of his career:

  1. Bradman made his Test debut for Australia in November 1928, and quickly established himself as one of the greatest batsmen of his generation.

  2. He scored his first Test century just three innings into his career, and went on to score 29 Test centuries in all, a record that still stands today.

  3. Bradman's Test average of 99.94 is widely considered one of the greatest achievements in the history of cricket. He achieved this average despite playing in an era when conditions were often difficult for batsmen, with uncovered pitches and heavy, erratic ball movement.

  4. Bradman was known for his exceptional concentration and mental toughness, and he was able to maintain his incredible batting average over the course of his career, despite facing some of the best bowlers of his time.

  5. He captained Australia in 24 Tests, winning 17 of them and losing just 4. He was also a captain of the Australian team that went on the infamous "Bodyline" tour of England in 1932-33, where fast, short-pitched bowling was used to target and intimidate the Australian batsmen.

  6. After retiring from international cricket in 1948, Bradman remained involved in the sport as a commentator and administrator. He was also heavily involved in the development of junior cricket in Australia, and was a strong advocate for the sport throughout his life.

  7. Bradman's legacy extends far beyond his on-field achievements, and he remains an iconic figure in Australian and world sport. He has been honored with numerous accolades and awards, including the Order of Australia, the Australian Sports Medal, and the Centenary Medal.

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