Difference between Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Bradman
Sachin Tendulkar and Don Bradman both will be remembered as legends of cricket all over the world. They have different batting styles although Sachin Tendulkar has often been compared to Sir Donald Bradman. Sachin Tendulkar was born in India in Maharashtra on April 24th, 1973. He has been regarded as an excellent player in both one day and test cricket.
Donald Bradman, on the other hand, was born on August 27th, 1908. He demised on February 25th, 2001. The greatest feat for Sir Bradman is his batting average of 99.94 in test cricket. Sachin has recorded an average of 55.57 in test cricket so far.
Sachin Tendulkar has played in 266 one day international matches whereas Don Bradman played in 234 matches. Sachin Tendulkar also has a higher participation in the test matches being a part of 166 test matches so far. On the other hand, Sir Bradman only took part in 52 test matches during his 20 year cricket career. Sachin started his domestic cricket career at the age of 15 years, 232 days whereas his international cricket debut happened in Karachi when he was 16 years old in a test match against Pakistan. Sir Bradman started his cricket career much later at the age of 20 in 1928 in a test match played against England on November 30th, 1928.
Both Bradman and Tendulkar also bowl. The bowling style of Sir Bradman was right arm leg break whereas Tendulkar bowls with right arm off spin and right arm leg spin bowling styles. Sir Bradman was not able to take 5 wickets in a single innings ever, whereas Tendulkar has done it twice, both in one day matches and LA (List A cricket). He is also the first player to have scored the maximum number of runs in test cricket. The previous record was held by Brian Lara for 11,000 runs and Sachin broke that record on October 17th, 2008.
Similarities and Differences
Captaincy-Sachin also led the cricket team of India but he served as a captain for a longer time than Sir Bradman. The latter only served as an Australian test team captain for some months in 1935. He resigned from the post being unfit. Sachin served for four years as the captain of the Indian cricket team captain from 1996 to 2000.
Runs-Sachin has scored far more runs in the international test cricket than Sir Bradman. He has made 13,447 runs so far whereas Sir Bradman only scored 6,996 runs. Bradman also scored a lesser number of centuries in test cricket, only 29 in number whereas Tendulkar has 47 centuries to his credit.
Fame-Sachin has become the cricket icon being the highest run scorer so far in both one day and test cricket. Sir Bradman was not the largest run scorer because he didn't play many matches, as they were not held in his time. Sir Bradman has been included in ICC’s hall of fame whereas Sachin has won the honour of best one day batsman and second test batsman by Wisden 100.