Google doodle celebrates 110th birth anniv of cricket legend Donald Bradman


New Delhi: On the 110th birth anniversary of the Cricket legend Sir Donald George Bradman, Google on Monday dedicated a special doodle to the late cricketer featuring him in a test kit with a cricket bat in his hand.

International cricketer Sir Donald George Bradman popularly known as ‘The Don’ was born on 27 August 1908 in Australia.

Bradman started his debut in the year 1928 and played his last match in the year 1948. In his first Test appearance in England, Bradman hit 131 in the second innings but England won the match. His batting reached a new level in the Second Test at Lord’s where he scored 254 as Australia won and levelled the series.

Later in life, Bradman rated the best innings of his career in 1931. His career test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman.

He is also known for being the first batsman in Test history to score two triple centuries, first and the only batsman to have remained unbeaten on 299 in Test innings and the first batsman to score a Test triple century at a number 5 position.

Bradman’s image has appeared on postage stamps and coins, and a museum dedicated to his life was opened while he was still living. On the centenary of his birth, 27 August 2008, the Royal Australian Mint issued a $5 commemorative gold coin with Bradman’s image. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Bradman at the age of 92, died on February 25, 2001, after he was hospitalised with pneumonia in December 2000.

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