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|Cricket360 Reveres Sir Bradman on his 100th Anniversary|
|Pitched By Cricket360 Reporter|
|Wednesday, 03 September 2008|
Born in Cootamundra and brought up in Adelaide and Bowral, the cricketing legend Sir Bradman’s 100th anniversary was celebrated the world over. Sir Bradman was in the cricket news throughout his career. Cricket360 tells us that his batting average of 99.94 runs in 52 test cricket matches has never been surpassed by anyone.
Cricket360 perused the golden pages of Sir Bradma’s career and tells us that he began hitting cricket scores at a young age of 12. He made his state debut at 19 and played for Australia national cricket team in 1928 at the age of 20. He was captain of the Australian cricket team from 1936 to 1948 when he retired. Sir Donald Bradman died in 1992 at the age of 92. Because of this valiant cricketer, The Australian cricket team came to be known as the invincible one. It was in 1930 when he was known t to be at his best. He had hit cricket scores of 334, 232, 254 and 130 and the Australians won the Ashes.
The Bradman museum of cricket in Bowral was established in his honour. It has more than 7000 exhibits like baggy green caps, willow bats and newspaper cuttings. On his 100 anniversary, the Bowral held a picnic at the Bradman oval and the entry to the adjoining museum was free for the day. Australian Cricket team Captain Ricky Ponting honoured the Don at a special centenary dinner in Sydney. Ponting also delivered the sixth Bradman oration as a part of the dinner celebrating the occasion.
Whilst One day international cricket and Twenty 20 cricket have become popular in the contemporary cricket world yet the experts still believe that the test cricket is a true measure of the expertise of the players. Sir Donald Bradman was the first superstar of cricket and until now no one has come close to his awesome batting average of 99.94.
The occasion of Sir Bradman anniversary was seen by dinners, celebrations, book releases, and memorabilia sales the world over. All Cricket players and cricket fans saluted the man who is called ‘the greatest cricketer ever born’.
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