Former England all-rounder Ian Botham hailed Bradman
as one of the "greatest sporting heroes" the world had ever seen.
Late Don Bradman
had respect for Sachin and had specially invited him on his 90th birthday.
Dubai [UAE], Dec 19 ( ANI ): Australian skipper and top-ranked Steve Smith's phenomenal run has lifted him to new heights in the latest ICC Test Player rankings as he has moved closer towards Don Bradman
's highest-ever ranking points after a match-winning double-century in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
, a lonely figure for whom practice made perfect.
Like most cricket tourists from India whose curiosity about Bradman
only increased with each visit Down Under, Tendulkar was no exception -- going on record to say how a contest with Australia always energised him that extra bit.
I have done many portraits of cricketers on bats which were auctioned for Glamorgan players' benefit seasons, one of which was of Don Bradman
for Robert Croft's benefit.
I say that from experience, because I played my first three years on uncovered pitches." Quizzed about Don Bradman
's assessment that Sachin's batting was similar to his, Gavaskar joked: " The chief similarity between Sachin and Bradman
was their squeaky voices." However, the legend was of the opinion that comparison between eras is unfair.
Lake also plans to offer this new design feature in its low speed and high speed closers.
Had Sir Alec Bedser, grazing quietly in the outfield, been the bowler who greeted Bradman
that summer afternoon in 1948, history would have been different.
Licensed valuer Chris Anderson is studying the signatures, which were bought by a trusted memorabilia-maker who works with AustraliaEoe1/4aos official Bradman
Museum, a spokeswoman said.
The 38-year-old Somerset captain went past Bradman
's career total of 28,067 runs when making 107 - his 86th first-class century and 100th hundred in all competitions - in his side's 428 for six against Worcestershire at New Road.
This was the ground where Bradman
scored three double centuries - 236 in 1930, 206 in 1934 and 258 in 1938 - and then signed off with 107 on his final visit in 1948.