We need to ask ourselves -Was Don Bradman a user of durgs throughout
his record breaking career?
It is clear that he was head and shoulders above his batting
contemporaries, and it has often been speculated as to what gave him
his phenomenal success.
He had a number of well-publicised battles with injury and illness,
(and indeed was excused from war service on the grounds of ill health)
yet he always seemed to recover in time to lead the Aussies out to yet
another success, often only a few days after he'd been at death's door
with his finger on the buzzer.
Could it be that Don Bradman was pumped full of the 1930s equivalent
of monkey glands for the best part of his career?
We know that he never underwent any sort of drug testing regime, so
there's no guarantee that he wasn't juiced to the eyeballs for most of
his time at the crease.
Further, it's my understanding that CA (formerly the ACB) have only,
within the past few years, introduced a drug testing policy.
Which means that prior to that, the ACB actively supported drug taking
amongst its members.
It's not beyond the bounds of reason to suspect that the ACB actively
encouraged Bradman to indulge in a***tail of dodgy substances,
perhaps even supplying him with the narcotics.
It's difficult to prove otherwise.
(Another reason I've heard for Bradman not undergoing drug testing was
because he was in fact a woman!)