how well do you know Sir Donald Bradman?
March 8, 2010 4:13am CST
hi friends. [b]first of all,lets have a look at the Don's statistics. matches 52 innings 80 not outs 10 runs 6996 highest 334 average 99.94 100/50 29 / 13 200 10 300 2 this is what i was able to collect from the website.a look at his statistics makes you say right out that he is the best. but some greats today keep saying one thing RECORDS AND STATISTICS DOESNT ALWAYS TELL THE FULL STORY. i wasnt even born when the Don created such havocs in cricket .if we talk about sunil gavaskar or allan border ,we can tell a lot from the bowling attack they faced and i believe everyone will totally agree that the bowling line up of windies of 1970's in the best so we hail these batsmen as very good batsmen because we know the bowling attack they faced but do we have any idea of the bowlers the Don faced? the kinda pitches he played in? the variety of bowling like doosra,reverse swing,slower deliveries were tried during those games? dont you think its kinda unfair that we praise someone as the best in the world of cricket when we hardly seen any matches played by him and purely going on the basis of statistics? just to make a point. this is not one of those discussions slamming the greats to get more response.if the guy i think the best consider Don as the best,whom am i to question his abilities? its just i am kinda mad at myself that the only thing i knew about the Don is his statistics.pure numbers.[/b]
8 Mar 10
What is the fault of Don Bradman if in those cameras were not installed in the stadiums to cover his batting. But before the retirement some matches were recorded and it is shown in Cricket classics on Espn Star channel.. In his day there use to be good bowlers but Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan were minnows and not entered the Test cricket. Don was able to face only few teams like Enlgand, West Indies and later in his career played with other countries.. But it was not his fault to born in that era, if he would have been playing for the present Australian team he will achieve those records but 99.94 test average will be question mark..But he will surely create other records.. In those days cricket was time pass game and played for many days.. Now cricket become a commercial and professional game.. Technology game and coach system, third umpiring,etc came.. So, lot of runouts were adjudged very accurately.. Whatever we cannot compare Don with present players his days were different..