Don Bradman: Biography, Records, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Get to know about the biography and records on Don Bradman along with his career, records, wife and other details that define him.

On August 27, 1908, Donald Bradman was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales. Sir Donald Bradman from Australia was the best batsman and cricket player in history. He was the best player in the 1930s and 1940s. In one series, he scored 974 runs, including 309 at Headingley. He was not only a world-class player admired by everyone, but he was also a good leader in the Cricket Australia organization, a good picker, and a very knowledgeable cricket expert. Bradman was named captain of Australia in 1936 so that they could play against Gubby Allen’s touring English team. Even though he didn’t play cricket for five years because of World War II, he was still Australia’s captain until 1948. Bradman was a captain who did a great job. In the 24 tests he led, Australia won 15, lost 3, and tied 6 times. In 1948, the team that went on a tour of England never lost a game.

In January 1949, Bradman was made a knight. He stayed involved with the game as a selector and administrator. From 1960 to 1963 and 1969 to 1972, he was chairman of the Australian Cricket Board. He died on February 25, 2001, of pneumonia. He may have died, but he will be remembered as one of the best batsmen ever to play cricket.

Donald Bradman Biography:

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  1. Real Name: Donald George Bradman
  2. Other/Nickname: The Don, The Boy from Bowral, Braddles, The White Headley
  3. Profession: Former Cricketer
  4. Famous for: Aggressive 
  5. Best Performance: 299* v South Africa, at Adelaide, 1932
  6. Net Worth: 70 million$
  7. Salary: 3-5 Million

Donald Bradman Physical Status: 

  1. Height: 5′ 8″
  2. Weight: 75 kg
  3. Body Measurements: Chest:42 Inches, Waist:30 Inches, Biceps:15 Inches
  4. Eye Colour: Black
  5. Hair Colour: Green

Donald Bradman Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: August 27, 1908
  2. Place Of Birth: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
  3. Nationality: Australian
  4. Hometown: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
  5. School: Bowral High School, New South Wales, Australia

Donald Bradman Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Donald Bradman Wife: Jessie Martha Menzies (April 30, 1932)
  • Donald Bradman Children: Son – John Bradman (Born: 1939) and Daughter – Shirley Bradman (Born: 1941)
  • Parents: Father – George Bradman, Mother- Emily Bradman
  • Siblings: Brother – Victor Bradman, Sisters- Elizabeth May Bradman, Lilian Bradman, Islet Bradman
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Other Hobbies: Playing Tennis, Singing, Playing the Piano, Listening to Music

Donald Bradman Career Statistics:

Test Debut: vs. England at Exhibition Ground, November 30, 1928

Donald Bradman Achievements:

  • Bradman’s test cricket average of 99.94 is a number that perfectly captures his career in the sport.
  • To put Bradman’s 6996 runs in 52 Tests in context: (80 innings). At one point, he had the most Test hundreds with 29.
  • Aside from 12 hundred, 13 fifties and 13 fifty-pluses were among his totals (the most by any batsman). Bradman had an astounding 2.23 hundred for every fifty he scored. On every other exam, he got a perfect score of 100.
  • Bradman’s numbers are even more impressive because he missed eight years of his career because of World War 2. In the 15 Tests he played after the war, he averaged more than 105 and made eight hundred.
  • He has 961 points, which makes him the highest-rated test batsman in cricket history. Bradman is the only player in test history to score 974 runs in a series.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Don Bradman:

  • To practice his hand-eye coordination as a teenager, he whacked golf balls into the brick foundation of the family water tank using a stump.
  • At 11, he played in his first cricket match for his Bowral, Australia school, at Glebe Park. He came in at 4th, went unbeaten (NOB), and scored 55.
  • Bradman is the only Australian to make a century and a duck in the same Test.
  • In 1940, he joined the army as a Lieutenant. Following three bouts with fibrositis, he was discharged in 1941.
  • He retired from Test cricket in 1948 with a batting average of 99.94. One year later, he was knighted for his exceptional contributions to cricket.
  • Australia’s six consecutive centuries in six games have been scored against England.
  • He was also a good singer, and he wrote many songs on the piano in the early 1930s, including “Every Day Is a Rainbow Day for Me” with Jack Lumsdaine.

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