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Five untold facts about world’s greatest cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman

Compiled by Sameer Showkin Lone

Sir Donald Bradman, often called as “The Don“, was an Australian cricketer, and he needs no more introduction.

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Yes, he is being widely acknowledged as the greatest 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.

In 2001, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia called him the “greatest living Australian”.

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.

Here are some little known facts about The Don:

1-He was a musician

2-He played the Piano and even composed songs

3-He met the love of his life at the age of 5

4-Nelson Mandela was his biggest fan

5-In his 25th year in prison, he asked the Aussie PM, “Is the Don still alive”

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About Desk Editor

Thanks to all those who said ‘no’ to me, it is because of them I did it myself.
Sameer Showkin Lone is a Founder/ Editor of News Despatch (www.newsdespatch.com). He is a journalist with experience of working in different media organisations including India Today and Scoop Whoop. He reports on Defence and Security, Politics, Human Rights, Health and Environment.

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