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Daemon
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The Don

Sir Donald "The Don" George Bradman's 20-year cricket career began in 1928, when he joined the Australian national team. He is widely considered the sport's greatest player and one of the world's most outstanding athletes. Bradman's career batting average was 99.94 runs per inning, a record that still stands at 30 runs higher than his nearest competitor. In 1934, acute appendicitis and peritonitis nearly cost Bradman his life. Who famously asked to be kept apprised of his condition? More...
NeuroticHellFem
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On 25 September, the hospital issued a statement that Bradman was struggling for his life and that blood donors were needed urgently.[82]

"The effect of the announcement was little short of spectacular".[81] The hospital could not deal with the number of donors, and closed its switchboard in the face of the avalanche of telephone calls generated by the news. Journalists were asked by their editors to prepare obituaries. Teammate Bill O'Reilly took a call from King George's secretary asking that the King be kept informed of the situation.[82]
81.^ a b c Williams (1996), pp 136–37.
82.^ a b O'Reilly (1985), p 139.
83.^ a b Bradman (1950), pp 94–97.

Cricket might well be the most boring sport on the planet, but we still worship "The Don". How nice to have an Aussie story. Applause

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Bradman still holds the following significant records for Test match cricket:
Highest career batting average (minimum 20 innings): 99.94[217]
Highest series batting average (4 or more Test series): 201.50 (1931–32) and second highest 178.75 (1947–48)[218]
Highest ratio of centuries per innings played: 36.25% (29 centuries from 80 innings)[219]
Highest ratio of double centuries per innings played: 15.0% (next highest is 5%)[220]
Highest 5th wicket partnership: 405 (with Sid Barnes, 1946–47)[221]
Second highest 6th wicket partnership: 346 (with Jack Fingleton, 1936–37)[222]
Second highest score by a number 5 batsman: 304 (1934)[223]
Highest score by a number 7 batsman: 270 (1936–37)[223]
Most runs against one opponent: 5,028 (v England)[224]
Most runs in one series: 974 (1930)[225]
Most centuries scored in a single session of play: 6 (1 pre lunch, 2 lunch-tea, 3 tea-stumps)[226]
Most runs in one day's play: 309 (1930)[227]
Most double centuries: 12[220]
Most double centuries in a series: 3 (1930)[228]
Most triple centuries: 2 (equal with Chris Gayle, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag)[229]
Most consecutive matches in which he made a century: 6 (the last three Tests in 1936–37, and the first three Tests in 1938)[230]
Fastest Australian to reach 1000 Test runs (13 innings).[231]
Fewest matches required to reach 1000 (7 matches),[231] 2000 (15 matches),[232] 3000 (23 matches),[233] 4000 (31 matches),[234] 5000 (36 matches)[235] and 6000 (45 matches)[236] Test runs.
Fewest innings required to reach 2000 (22 innings),[232] 3000 (33 innings),[233] 4000 (48 innings),[234] 5000 (56 innings)[235] and 6000 (68 innings)[236] Test runs.
Bradman has averaged over 100 in seven different calendar years (*qualification 400 runs). No other player has achieved this in more than two calendar years.
^ a b "Test matches: Highest career batting average". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-19. Players with a "Span" end date of 2008 are still playing Test cricket.
218.^ "Test matches — Batting records". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
219.^ "Players Batting 30 Innings with 10% Centuries". Howstat. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
220.^ a b c d e "Most double hundreds in a career". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
221.^ "Records — Test matches — Highest partnership for the fifth wicket". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
222.^ "Records — Test matches — Highest partnership for the sixth wicket". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
223.^ a b "Records — Test matches — Most runs in an innings (by batting position)". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
224.^ "Most runs against West Indies, and most wickets against anyone". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
225.^ "Records — Test matches — Most runs in a series". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
226.^ "Current Test Records still held by D.G. Bradman". Bradman Museum. Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
227.^ "Records — Test matches — Most runs in a day". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
228.^ "Test matches: Most double hundreds in a series". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
229.^ "Test matches — Batting records - 300 runs in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
230.^ "Records — Test matches – Hundreds in consecutive matches". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
231.^ a b "Fastest to 1000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
232.^ a b "Fastest to 2000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
233.^ a b "Fastest to 3000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
234.^ a b "Fastest to 4000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
235.^ a b "Fastest to 5000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2010.
236.^ a b "Fastest to 6000 Runs". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2010.



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Gary98
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 12:07:19 PM

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Daemon wrote:

He is widely considered the sport's greatest player and one of the world's most outstanding athletes.


Without understand what his success really means, I bet many Indian and Pakistani will argue against this.
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