Sir Don Bradman
Sir Donald George Bradman, often referred to as The Don, was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test 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.
The story that the young Bradman practised alone with a cricket stump and a golf ball is part of Australian folklore. 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.
Full name Donald George Bradman
Born 27 August 1908 Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Died 25 February 2001 (aged 92) Kensington Park, South Australia, Australia
Nickname The Don, The Boy from Bowral, Braddles
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
National side Australia
Test debut 30 November 1928 v England
Last Test 18 August 1948 v England