Google is celebrating what would have been Sir Donald Bradman’s 110th birthday. The former Australian cricketer was known as the epitome of batsmanship. He needed merely four runs in his last innings to retire with an average of 100, but that did not happen as he was dismissed for a duck of the bowling of Eric Hollis. The legendary cricketer was born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, Australia. Also Read - Google Rolls Out Chat Feature on RCS-based Messages Service
The doodle features Sir Donald Bradman playing an extravagant cover-drive. He made his debut at the age of 20. In his surreal career, Bradman made 12 Test double-hundreds with the highest score of 334 against England. In domestic cricket, Bradman scored an astonishing 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14. He also smashed 117 centuries with the highest score of 452 (not out). Also Read - Google May Shut Gmail Account of Users Inactive For 2 Years l Deets Inside
Some of the records still held by Bradman-
*He holds the record for the highest individual Test batting average (minimum 15 innings) 99.94.
*He also is the equal top-scorer of triple centuries (with Lara) 2.
*He is the only Test batsman to score more than 5,000 runs v an opponent (5,028 v England).
*He scored 500 or more runs in a Test series seven times (Equal with Lara).