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Sachin Tendulkar pays glowing tribute to Don Bradman on his 111th anniversary

Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter on Tuesday on the occasion of Bradman’s 111th birth anniversary and posted a heartful message for the legendary

Sachin Tendulkar with Sir Don Bradman on Australian cricketer's 90th birthday
Sachin Tendulkar alongside Sir Don Bradman on his 90th birthday in 1998. (Source: Instagram)

Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday, paid glowing tribute to Sir Donald Bradman on the occasion of the latter’s 111th birth anniversary. Tendulkar, who had met Bradman along with former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne during’s India’s tour of the country in 1998/99, posted a heartful message for the legendary cricketer.

Born on 27th August 1908, Bradman is best remembered for his extraoridnary career batting average of 99.94 in Test cricket. After life on the playing field, Bradman also played a huge role in Australia’s rise as a super power in the sport, first as a player, then a captain and later as an administrator.

Remembering the special day, Tendulkar wrote on Twitter, “A lot of people remember Sir Don Bradman for his extraordinary batting; I remember him more for his graciousness and sense of humour that I experienced when I had the privilege of spending some time with him in 1998.”

In his book, ‘Bradman’s Best’, it is mentioned that the Australian was so impressed by Sachin’s technique and compactness that he even asked his wife to look at Sachin’s game.

Speaking about Tendulkar, Bradman had said, “I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I feel that this player is playing much the same as I used to play, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two… his compactness, technique, stroke production… it all seemed to gel.”

Bradman passed away on 25th February, 2001 aged 92.