Don Bradman    Getty Images
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There are very few cricketers who manage to break the records of veterans but Donald Bradman is one such batsman whose records still resonates in the world of cricket. August 27 celebrates the birth anniversary of one of the greatest batsman who has played the sport. Born in New South Wales, Bradman started of as a scorer for a local team, Bowral, captained by his uncle George Whatman. He received an opportunity to play for the side on October 1920. He managed to score unbeaten 37 and 29. Bradman went on to make his First-Class debut at the age of 19. Don Bradman: More than just the greatest batsman of the world

Bradman became an instant hit scoring a mammoth century (188). In the 1927-28 Sheffield Shield season, he scored a century in both the innings against Queensland. Following his progress in First-Class cricket, he was called in the Australian team for the first Ashes Test at Brisbane. However, his debut did not go well. Bradman, along with the Australian team, failed in the first Test and lost by a huge margin of 675 runs, which is still a record for victory by highest margin in Tests (in terms of runs).

On his return for the third Test, Bradman scored 79 and 112, becoming the youngest player to make a Test century. He finished his maiden first-class season with 1,690 runs at an average of 93.88. Since, a hero was born. He became a regular of Australia’s batting line-up for two decades. Don Bradman: 15 lesser-known facts about the 99.94 dude

Bradman went on to set new benchmark for budding players. His final match was in 1984 against England at The Oval. Off the 52 Tests, he holds tally of 6,996 runs at a record average of 99.94 that included 29 centuries and 13 fifties. He played 234 First-Class matches and piled up 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14. Don Bradman: 10 jaw-dropping anecdotes about cricket s greatest-ever batsman

Throughout his career, Bradman averaged around 100. He did receive an opportunity to take his average to triple figures. However, he got dismissed for 0 in his last Test innings; falling 4 short to average in 100.

On February 25, 2001, Bradman passed away. Hence, cricket lost the most impactful batsman the game has ever produced.