Cricket world remembers Sir Donald Bradman on his 110th birth anniversary. Also, a doodle is dedicated to the great by Google on their homepage. The legendary Australian cricketer is rated as the best batsman of all time.
Bradman, who was born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, Australia, had dominated the game during his time.
In Tests, Bradman averaged 99.94 in 52 Tests for Australia, scoring 6,996 runs. The last time he went out to bat his average was 101. But, he was bowled for a duck in the only innings he got to play. The Test match at Lord's was won by Australia. They defeated England by an innings and he never got to bat again in Tests.
“I’m very sorry I made a duck, I’d have been glad if I’d made those four extra runs to have an average of 100. I didn’t know it at the time and I don’t think the Englishmen knew it either. I think if they had known it they may have been generous enough to let me get four," he had said after the last Test.
He was the first batsman to score two triple centuries in Test. Interestingly, Bradman is also the only batsman to have a score of 299 not out. In 2009, the ace cricketer was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.