In cricketing world whenever someone asks about famous batsmen, players like Don Bradman, Viv Richards and Sachin Tendulkar are the first to strike in someone's mind. These players have revolutionized the field of cricket by their batting storm over decades and created a legacy for them in the cricketing history. Bradman's greatest achievements in 1930s and 1940s will be remembered forever in the cricketing books. In this article, we will have a look at some of incredible records and achievements of one of the GOAT batsmen- Don Bradman.
1. Batting average of 99.94 in Test cricket
Don Bradman's Test batting average of 99.94 is the highest ever for any player (min 500 runs in Test cricket). No player is likely to break this record ever in Test cricket.
2. Most double centuries in Test cricket
Don Bradman has smashed most double centuries(12) in Test cricket history. This record might also go unbroken in future.
Most double hundred in Test history:
Don Bradman - 12
Kumar Sangakkara - 11
Brian Lara - 9
Wally Hammond - 7
Mahela Jayawardene - 7
Virat Kohli - 7
3. Most runs in a Test series:
Don Bradman holds the record of scoring most runs in a single Test series by any batsman.
Most runs scored by a batsman in a Test series:
Don Bradman - 974 vs England in 1930
Wally Hammond - 905 vs Australia in 1928/29
Mark Taylor - 839 vs England in 1989
4. Highest ever ICC Test batting rating
Don Bradman has the highest ever ICC Test batting rating of 961. No one has achieved that mark in the format so far.
All-time top best batsman in ICC Test ratings:
Don Bradman - 961 in 1948
Steven Smith - 947 in 2017
Len Hutton - 945 in 1954
5. Most Test centuries against a particular opposition
Don Bradman has smashed 19 centuries against England in Test cricket which is most for any player against a particular opposition.
Most centuries by a player against an opposition in Test cricket:
Don Bradman - 19 vs England
Sunil Gavaskar - 13 vs West Indies
Jack Hobbs - 12 vs Australia
Steven Smith - 11 vs England
Sachin Tendulkar - 11 vs Australia
6. Don Bradman is the fastest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 & 6000 run milestone in Test cricket.
He reached the milestone of
2000 runs - 15 matches (22 innings)
3000 runs - 23 matches (33 innings)
4000 runs - 31 matches (48 innings)
5000 runs - 36 matches (56 innings)
6000 runs - 45 matches (68 innings)