Don Bradman averaged 99.94 at the highest level for Australia. The First-Class average, if anything, was lower (95.14), which still remain the highest by a distance. Ducks, thus, are a statistic one does not usually associate with the man. Abhishek Mukherjee lists Bradman’s First-Class ducks. Don Bradman made 16 First-Class ducks. Surprisingly, seven of them came in Tests. As we know, if he had scored an aggregate of four from those seven innings he would have finished with a three-digit Test average, which makes the ducks even more unbelievable. (See the photo gallery of Don Bradman’s ducks here)

 Don Bradman is bowled for a duck by a googly from Eric Hollies in Australia’s first innings in the final Test match against England at The Oval, London, on August 14, 1948 © Getty Images