Nineteen-years ago, Don Bradman, on his 90th birthday, had invited Sachin Tendulkar to his residence. Bradman, who is regarded as the game s greatest batter and ended his Test career with an average of 99.94, had no qualms in admitting that he saw similarities between his batting style and that of Tendulkar s. Tendulkar was 25 then and had the world at his feat due to his unstoppable willow-wielding heroics. ALSO READ: Don Bradman s last, Sachin Tendulkar s first and August 14

Tendulkar is regarded as cricket s most complete batter since Bradman. The Australian legend passed away in 2001 but August 27 is still remembered by many fans as the Bradman Day . On the occasion of Bradman s 109th birth anniversary, Tendulkar shared the iconic picture which he clicked when he was invited by Bradman himself, at his Kensington Park home in Adelaide on his 90th birthday.Tendulkar wrote, To the one and only . Happy Birthday to Sir Donald Bradman .

Throughout Tendulkar s playing career, parallels were drawn between him and Bradman. The comparison itself is a testimony to Tendulkar s greatness. Bradman had a remarkable record. He played 52 Tests, scored 6,996 runs at 99.94. He has 29 Test centuries and 13 half centuries to his name.

During that trip, Tendulkar asked Bradman on how much would he have averaged had he played in the 90s era. Bradman replied, 70 . Tendulkar further asked for the reason and Bradman quipped, That s not a bad average for a 90-year-old.

Co-incidentally, Tendulkar slammed his maiden international hundred on the date August 14, the same day Bradman played his last innings and got out for 0, which got his average below the three-figure mark. However, the incidents happened 52 years apart. While Bradman ended with an average of 99.94, Tendulkar went on to complete 100 international centuries.