Sir Don Bradman's letter reveals concern for the game's future

Sir Donald Bradman scored 6996 runs for Australia in 52 Tests, at a staggering average of 99.94 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Bowral: Nov 27, 2011

Former Australian batting legend Sir Donald Bradman had expressed his concern for the future of the game, in a telegram written in 1979, which has surfaced recently.

“Over 50 years, I ve tried to maintain a standard and it has not been easy in an age when virtually everything has become debased,” Bradman had written.

“Even in cricket as I watch six men fielding on the boundary, and no slip, I wonder. Changing values and changing virtues are a challenge not only to our thinking but our characters and who knows that better than you,” he added.

The new Bradman Gallery at the International Hall of Fame in Bowral is presently exhibiting the new letters, reports said.