"Even people with just a passing knowledge of the game or in countries where he never played will invariably recognise the name Bradman as a byword for brilliance," Morgan said.
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"That name says all that is best about the game and it is synonymous with cricket," he said. "Soccer has Pele and cricket has Bradman."
Australians were paying tribute to their beloved son on Wednesday with skipper Ricky Ponting delivering the Bradman oration in Sydney.
Image: (left to right) Hugh Jackman, Neil Harvey, Ricky Ponting and Sam Loxton at the Sir Donald Bradman Centenary Dinner at The Westin Hotel in Sydney.