Former Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman is considered to be the epitome of batsmanship. August 27, 2017, happens to be his 109th birth anniversary. Donald Bradman averaged 99.94 in Tests, which still remains the highest by any batsman in Test cricket. Bradman was born on August 27, 1908, in New South Wales. He played for Australia in 52 Tests and scored 6996 runs. He wore the baggy green from 1928 to 1948 and scored 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
His first-class career was also enviable, he played 234 matches at a staggering average of 95.14 and registered 117 centuries. Bradman passed away on February 25, 2001.
Sir Donald Bradman regarded Sachin Tendulkar highly and had once said I see glimpses of me in Sachin. Exactly, both believed in playing the attacking brand of cricket.
As 27th August happens to be his 109th birth anniversary, the cricket fraternity remembered the greatest batsman ever and showed respect on Twitter.
Some of the greatest cricketers like Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to hail the legend:
Virender Sehwag was at his wittiest best, his tweet was captioned, “A day for every cricket lover to remember Sir Don Bradman, the greatest batsman of all times on his birth anniversary.#BradmanJayanti”.
For the butcher of Najafgarh, it seems for him it is Bradman Jayanti like Gandhi Jayanti.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2017
Last year, on August 27, the birth anniversary of Don Bradman, he had tweeted,”Pic 1- Don Pic 2- Bread Pic 3- Man Hpy Birthday Don Bradman, the greatest that could ever have been #BradmanJayanti”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 27, 2016
To the one and only…. Happy Birthday to Sir Donald Bradman pic.twitter.com/8XfKssiMn7
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 27, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) August 27, 2017
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) August 27, 2017