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The Don turns 110

99.94.

A number so close to perfection, yet so far as to remind us of the fallibility that even our greatest athletes possess.

On 27th August 1908, the child who would become Sir Donald George Bradman was born. This Monday would have been his 110th birthday.

Former Prime Minister John Howard once quipped that Bradman was the greatest living Australian, perhaps ever. In our nation’s darkest hour, Bradman held the torch to guide us through.

Even as the Great Depression and economic difficulties struck in the 1930s, followed by the hardships of war, Bradman’s powers never dimmed.

He is Australia’s, and perhaps the world’s, greatest sportsperson.

Click below to hear cricket author and writer Gideon Haigh join Cam Reddin to reflect on the life, legacy and contribution to Australia of Sir Donald Bradman, ahead of what would have been his 110th birthday.

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