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Who was the Indian bowler off whom Australian legend Don Bradman got a single to reach his 100th first-class century?

Dixit Bhargav
|Sun Sep 15 2019


Australian legend Don Bradman: A question on the late legendary batsman on an Indian quiz show had puzzled plentiful people.

Sir Don Bradman did the rounds in India after a question on him was asked on renowned quiz show titled ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ hosted by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.

The question was asked to Sonaj Raj, a Bihar man who became the first person to win INR 1 crore in the ongoing season. Asked for the price value of INR 7 crore, the daunting question saw Raj quitting the game and rightly so.

The question was, “Who was the Indian bowler off whom Australian legend Don Bradman got a single to reach his 100th first-class century?” Baqa Jilani, Commandur Rangachari, Gogumal Kishenchand, and Kanwar Rai Singh were the four options presented.

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After quitting the game, Raj completed the formalities by guessing the name of Commandur Rangachari as the correct answer. Fortunately for him, it was the wrong answer.

Who was the Indian bowler off whom Australian legend Don Bradman got a single to reach his 100th first-class century?

Later, it was revealed that the right answer was Gogumal Kishenchand. Back in November 1947, an Australian XI had hosted an Indian XI in Sydney. While the Indian XI won the match, the match is mostly remembered for Bradman scoring his 100th first-class century by running a single off Kishenchand.

In 234 First-class matches, Bradman had scored 28,067 runs at an average of 95.14 including 117 centuries and 69 half-centuries.

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