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19-Nov-2009 16:27:00 GMT
ICC Hall of Fame

Sir Don Bradman Inducted Into ICC Hall of Fame

Melbourne: The most iconic of all cricketers, Australian legend Don Bradman was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Thursday.

A commemorative cap was presented to Bradman's grandson Tom by International Cricket Council (ICC) Director and Cricket Australia Chairman Jack Clarke in presence of Greg Chappell, another ICC Cricket Hall of Famer, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

"He would have been very honoured to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame," said Tom Bradman.

"The induction recognises and contributes to a legacy of which we, the Bradman family, are extremely proud and we are delighted to receive the cap on his behalf," he said.

Bradman's statistics alone are enough to explain why he is perhaps the greatest batsman of all time as he becomes the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame in this centenary year of the ICC.

He played 52 Test matches for Australia scoring 6,996 runs at an amazing average of 99.94. He scored 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries, thus averaging one significant score for every 1.9 innings played.

In first-class cricket he made 28,067 runs, hitting 117 centuries with an average of 95.14.

Alongside fellow Hall of Fame member WG Grace, Bradman is one of the most recognised names in cricketing history.


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