Australian Cricketer Don Bradman's Test cap Sells For $340,000 At An Auction

Australian Cricketer Don Bradman’s Test cap Sells For $340,000 At An Auction

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Don Bradman averaged 99.94 in Test cricket when called it quits from international cricket. (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)

Sir Don Bradman’s legacy remains etched as probably the greatest ever Test batsman to play the game. Not many have been able to replicate his prolific penchant for run-scoring and get closer to his Test batting average of 99.94. As per recent developments, an Australian businessman has acquired Donald Bradman’s first Baggy Green Cap for 450,000 Australian dollars ($340,000) at an auction.

Peter Freedman, the founder of Rode Microphones, who earlier this year, splashed 9 million Australian dollars ($6.8 million) at an auction for a guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, plans to tour Bradman’s test debut cap around Australia. Don Bradman was arguably a legend of the game, clattering 6996 runs in 52 Tests at a mind-boggling average of 99.94 alongside 29 centuries and 12 fifties.

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Baggy Green Cap of Australia. Image Credit: ICC

The amount paid for Bradman’s 1928 cap stays behind the $1,007,500 ($760,000) dished out at the auction for the former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne’s cap earlier this year. Shane Warne auctioned his cap for the Bushfire victims.

Sir Don Bradman is an Aussie legend: Peter Freedman

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Don Bradman. Credit: ESPNCricinfo

Don Bradman, who went on to play international cricket for 20 years, earned praises from Peter Freedman, claiming him as a legend. Freedman referred to Bradman as one of the most celebrated cricketers of all time and an icon cricketer for Australia. He also revealed to have some exciting plans for the Baggy Green cap, which is slated to travel around the country and shared with sports fans and communities.

Sir Don Bradman is an Aussie legend. Not only as one of our greatest talents on the sporting field and one of the most revered athletes of all time, but as an icon of Australian fortitude and resilience. I have some exciting plans for the baggy green that will see it travel the country and shared with sports fans and cricketing communities,” Bradman said as quoted by Times Now.

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