Donald Bradman would not have been as successful today: Rondey Hogg

Feb 09, 2017, 08:27 IST | AFP

Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg has sparked a controversy Down Under when he said Don Bradman would not have been as successful now as he was in his playing days

Rodney Hogg

Melbourne: Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg has sparked a controversy Down Under when he said Don Bradman would not have been as successful now as he was in his playing days.

Hogg said Bradman wouldn't have averaged his famous 99.94 if he was playing today.

"It's disrespectful. I know to say that, but those stats jumped at me that it was easier to bat between 1920 and 1950, than what it is now," Hogg said.

"Sir Donald Bradman was a freak, but I don't think he would have averaged 99 now."

Hogg, who represented Australia in the late 70s' and 80', used batting averages throughout different periods of history as a guide, pointing out the number of averages above 50 for batsmen playing for England in comparison to the modern era." (It's) just very interesting the batting averages England have had in current times," Hogg said.

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