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Departing in dignity

Babe Ruth was to American baseball what Don Bradman was to Australian cricket. But Babe Ruth didn’t finish the way Bradman did. At the end of his career he went to seed and even his fans turned against him, and at his final game they jeered him mercilessly. 108 more words

Disatisfaction

Bradman provides an object lesson in batsmanship to the Indian team in the first Test at Brisbane : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

The Indian team felt the full weight of Bradman’s prolific bat. He was at the airport to receive them, as he so often did, was courteous, even helpful, off the field, but completely ruthless at the crease. 621 more words

Sports

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

One of the finest ever footballers in the world was the Hungarian Ferenc Puskás, that’s him above, who in the 1950s scored eighty-four goals in eighty-five international appearances for Hungary, which is a very impressive strike rate indeed especially when you consider that England’s top goal scorer, Bobby Charlton, only scored forty-nine goals in one hundred and six games and even Pelé, who is generally reckoned to be the greatest footballer ever, couldn’t match this level of performance with seventy-seven goals in ninety-two games for Brazil. 252 more words

History

Barry Richards: only four Tests, still a true great...

South Africa’s apartheid policy robbed international cricket of a true great. At times, the only criticism of Richards was that, if anything he found the game too easy. 425 more words

Cricket

Bradman’s 100th First-class Hundred : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

Appropriately, independent India’s first Test series was against Bradman’s Australians. The Don was a much loved and worshipped figure in India. It was said that apart from his own country, Bradman received the most letters from India. 1,076 more words

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Bradman reigns supreme even after the Second World War : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

England had little to play for in the final Test at Sydney. Hutton scored a hundred on the first day before retiring hurt for 122. The second day’s play was washed out. 464 more words

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The peerless Bradman completes dazzling sequence of centuries in eight consecutive Test matches : Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘Don’s Century’

They continued to have a stranglehold as England could not build any partnership of any significance as they batted first in the Sydney Test. Ian Johnson this time claimed six for 42, as England folded up for 255. 1,130 more words

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