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Happy Birthday 'Sir' Don Bradman: Here Are Seven Facts We Bet You Don't Know About The Legend

Celebrating Sir Donald Bradman on his112th Birthday.

Celebrating Sir Donald Bradman on his112th Birthday.

Sir Donald Bradman was the greatest batsman that game had seen, but unfortunately, the current generation never got the opportunity to watch him live but despite this, his legend continues to live on among old and young alike. Today, 27 August, 2020, is the great player's 112th birth anniversary, so let’s take a look at some interesting facts that we bet you don’t know about him.

  • Sir Donald Bradman was the greatest batsman that game had seen, but unfortunately, the current generation never got the opportunity to watch him live but despite this, his legend continues to live on among old and young alike. Today, 27 August 2020, is the great player’s 112th birth anniversary, so let’s take a look at some interesting facts that we bet you don’t know about him.

-Young Donald honed his cricketing skills by throwing a golf ball against a small brick wall and hitting it on the rebound with a cricket stump.

-Don and Jessie Bradman were married in St Paul’s Church in the Sydney suburb of Burwood on 30th April, 1932. Their honeymoon was unusual with Mrs Bradman accompanying her husband and several other cricket players on a tour to the United States and Canada.

-In his only series against South Africa, Bradman scored 806 runs at an average of 201.50.

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-He was a popular sports icon not only in Australia but across the globe. When Nelson Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, his first question to an Australian visitor was, “Is Sir Donald Bradman still alive?”

-Apart from cricket, Don Bradman excelled in many sports including tennis, squash, golf and billiards.

-Sir Donald loved music. He played the piano, composed music and enjoyed listening to records and his favourite soprano voices.

- Don Bradman described himself as “predominately a back foot player”.