Donald Bradman Biography

Sir Donald George Bradman, AC, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

The story that the young Bradman practised alone with a cricket stump and a golf ball is part of Australian folklore. Bradman's meteoric rise from bush cricket to the Australian Test team took just over two years. Before his 22nd birthday, he had set many records for top scoring, some of which still stand, and became Australia's sporting idol at the height of the Great Depression.

During a 20-year playing career, Bradman consistently scored at a level that made him, in the words of former Australia captain Bill Woodfull, "worth three batsmen to Australia". A controversial set of tactics, known as Bodyline, was specifically devised by the England team to curb his scoring. As a captain and administrator, Bradman was committed to attacking, entertaining cricket; he drew spectators in record numbers. He hated the constant adulation, however, and it affected how he dealt with others. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Donald Bradman
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Cricketer
Ethnicity:
Anglo-Celtic Australian, Australians
Date of Birth:
August 27, 1908
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
February 25, 2001
Age at Death:
92
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia
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