Bradman paid tribute to his former team-mate, his vice-captain on Australia's triumphant tour of England in 1948, saying: 'I was deeply saddened to hear of Lindsay's death. I valued his advice and loved the great sense of humour which he brought to all situations. The game is poorer because of his passing.'
In 43 Tests, Hassett, a right- handed batsman, scored 3,073 runs at an average of 46.56. He captained Australia 24 times, with a record of 14 wins, four defeats and six draws. He scored a total of 16,890 first-class runs, averaging 58.24.
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