Don Bradman

No other Sportsperson in Australian history has captured the respect and admiration of sporting public and altogether Australian public like Sir Donald George Bradman.  

On 27 of August 1908, in the small country town of Cootamundra occurred the birth of an Australian legend. On that day the inhabitants of Cootamundra could not have foreseen that he would one day inspire hope to a nation.

Sir Donald Bradman, also known as “The Don”,   was as an Australian cricketer with a test batting average of 99.94 which statistically is the greatest achievement in any major sport, he was acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

His ambition began when his father took him to the Sydney Cricket ground to watch an Ashes match and he said to his father “I shall never be satisfied, till I play on this ground” maybe it was this kind of attitude that was why he was so loved by the Australian community, even from his humble beginnings playing for his local Bowral team he was a peoples favourite.

When he made his test debut for Australia he was caught out early and Australia all out for 66 in the second innings he was dropped to the twelve man for the second test, after an injury Bradman was recalled
for the third test and by showing that fighting spirit that us Australians love he scored 79 and 112 runs to become the youngest player to make a test century.

In 1930’s and 40’s Australia didn’t just love Bradman just for his batting skills, but he was the spear head for claiming the Ashes,   and in the 1930 tour of England, and with the Poms the favourites to win Bradman did just that with massive amounts of runs being hit we won and Bradman was loved by all of   Australia

The News Chronicle London Quoted   “as long as Australia has Bradman she will be   invincible” and when well into the great depression it gave Australians something to look forward to and be proud of.

Proof of Australia’s absolute love for Donald Bradman was the bodyline series of...