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Don Bradman’s form despite World War II inspiration for all athletes: Sachin Tendulkar

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Today, on the former Australian captain Sir Don Bradman’s 112th birth anniversary, Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to share a famous picture of him with legendary batsman. The said picture was taken when he met Bradman, who had invited Tendulkar along with legendary spinner Shane Warne, at his home in Adelaide for his 90th birthday in the year 1998.

“Sir Don Bradman was away from Cricket bat and ball for several years due to World War II, yet has the highest Test batting average. Today, with concerns about athletes’ form due to uncertainties & long breaks, his career stands even taller as a source of inspiration. Happy birthday Sir Don,” Sachin Tendulkar wrote.

In his post for Bradman’s birthday, Tendulkar reminded the entire sporting fraternity of Bradman’s inspirational journey despite World War II. Tendulkar believes that contemporary sportspersons, who have had to face the hurdle of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, can derive inspiration from Bradman’s journey to the top despite all the difficulties.

The great Don Bradman, born on August 27, 1908, played 52 Tests for Australia from 1928 to 1948 and retired with a batting average of 99.94, a record no one has come close to touching, that remains the best in the history of the sport. Bradman passed away on 25 February 2001 at his Kensington Park home, where he met Tendulkar and Warne, at the age of 92.

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Vishwas Gupta