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Google marks noted Australian cricketer Donald Bradman's 110th birthday with a doodle
The internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates Sir Donald George Bradman's 110th birthday with a doodle on its home page and wished on its blog "Happy Birthday Sir Donald!"

"A hero to Australian cricket fans, Sir Donald George Bradman, affectionately known as "The Don," is considered the greatest batsman of all time. Born on this day in Cootamundra, New South Wales in 1908, Bradman developed his skills by hitting a golf ball off the curved base of a water tank, using a cricket stump, which is much narrower than a bat. The ball came back to him fast and at all angles," wrote the Google blog.

The blog adds that using his own unique grip and batting stance, he achieved a lifetime test batting average of 99.4, which many consider to be one of the greatest achievements by any athlete in a sport.

Deemed as the top cricketer of the 20th century, he made his debut in 1927 at 19 years old, in a first-class match between his New South Wales team and Adelaide, scoring a "century"—118 runs, to be exact—in his very first match.

"He was so talented and so consistent, he averaged at least one century every three innings over the course of his 21-year test match career. He amassed a total of 6,996 runs in 52 Test matches—making him a top contender for the title of best cricketer to ever step on a pitch...Through the 1930s and 40s, Bradman set the world standard in the sport, scoring 309 runs in one often-cited game at Headingley Cricket Ground in England," the blog informs

The blog concludes that after his retirement he remained a fixture in the cricket world as an administrator and commentator and is remembered as a courteous and modest man.

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