Remembering Two of Cricket's Greatest

14 Aug 2016 | By Shiladitya

On this day, in 1948, playing the Fifth Test of the Ashes 1948 series, Don Bradman played his last innings.

Unfortunately, in spite of his stellar record, Bradman ended his career with a duck.

42 years later, on 14th August, 1990, Sachin Tendulkar scored his first century against England at Old Trafford, Manchester.

So on this day, we take a look at their careers.

In context: Cricket's Greatest Batsmen: Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar

Don Bradman's first century

Don Bradman went to school at Bowral Public School. He used to play cricket for his school team, and he scored his first century at the age of 12.

Bradman's CareerDon Bradman's Career

Debuting at the Adelaide Oval at the age of 19, Don Bradman went on to become one of cricket's greatest batsmen.

In the 52 test matches Bradman played, he amassed 6992 runs with an average of 99.94 runs per match.

Bradman scored 29 test centuries in his career, and his record of 974 runs in a series remains unbeaten to this day.

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Don Bradman Knighted

In 1949, Don Bradman was knighted for his contributions to the sport of cricket. He remains the only Australian cricketer to ever receive that honour.

Tendulkar's CareerSachin Tendulkar's Career

Debuting at the age of 16 against Pakistan, Sachin Tendulkar remains one of the most prolific batsmen to take the field.

Tendulkar is the only player to have scored a 100 centuries, amassing over 30,000 runs in his international career.

Tendulkar was the first person to score a double century in ODIs, and the only player to have played 200 test matches.

Tendulkar's Awards

In 1997-98, Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - India's highest sporting honour. As if that was not, Tendulkar was awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 2014.

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Shane Warne on Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar

"I'll be going to bed having nightmares on Sachin...He was unstoppable. I don't think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player," said Shane Warne.