An Australian businessman bought the first baggy green test cap of legendary batsman Donald Bradman at auction for 450,000 Australian dollars (3,40,000 US dollars) which is the second highest price for a cricket memorabilia. Road microphones founder Peter Freedman plans to roll out this cap worn during Bradman’s 1928 Test debut across Australia.
According to auction officials, the record for the highest amount of money for any cricket related item is in the name of Test Cap of Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, which sold for 10 lakh seven thousand 500 Australian dollars (seven lakh 60 thousand US dollars) this year. was. Bradman represented Australia for 20 years and during this time played 52 Tests between 1928 and 1948 and is considered the best batsman of all time in the world.
He has been awarded knighthood in 1949. Bradman scored an average of 99.94 in Test cricket. Freedman said on Tuesday, ‘Sir Don Bradman is a great Australian player. He is one of the most talented players of all time, besides being one of our most talented players on the playground.
He is the definition of Australian passion and resilience. ‘ Bradman was given this test cap against England in November 1928 before his Test debut in Brisbane. Bradman gave the cap as a gift to his family friend Peter Dunham in 1959.