Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar | Picture: ICC

Sir Donald Bradman, widely considered the greatest batsmen of all time, was born on this day in 1908. A Talismanic figure in Australian cricket, Bradman played a massive part in the development of the sport, first as a player and skipper and then as an ambassador.

Former Indian Batsmen Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid tribute to cricketing Legend Sir Donald Bradman, on his 111th birthday.

Among all the greats who have stepped on the 22-yard pitch, Tendulkar got the greatest complimented of being compared to Bradman. Tendulkar, who has a ton of cricketing honours to his name, has broken most of the records held by Bradman, barring one.

The Late Australian batsman has a career batting average of 99.94 in Test that will surely be never broken.

“A lot of people remember Sir Don Bradman for his extraordinary batting; I remember him more for his graciousness and sense of humour that I experienced when I had the privilege of spending some time with him in 1998,” Sachin tweeted on the occasion of Bradman’s 111th birth anniversary.

Sir Bradman had invited Sachin and former Aussie spinner Shane Warne to his home, during India’s Tour of Australia in 1998-99. 

“I see myself when I see Sachin batting,” Bradman once said.

Don Bradman had also picked Sachin Tendulkar in his all-time Dream World XII.

Barry Richards (South Africa), Arthur Morris (Australia), Don Bradman (Australia), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Garry Sobers (West Indies), Don Tallon (Australia), Ray Lindwall (Australia), Dennis Lillee (Australia), Alec Bedser (England), Bill O’Reilly (Australia), Clarrie Grimmett (Australia) and Wally Hammond (England)(12th man).

Sir Donald Bradman died aged 92, on February 25, 2001.

 

 

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