Brian Charles Lara
(West Indian Cricketer)
Brian Charles Lara regarded as one of the most dignified batsmen in the world cricket. West Indians hails him as a god, and they have a stadium on his name. Former US President Barrack Obama once called him ‘Michael Jordon of Cricket’. Lara is not just a great cricketer, but he is an outstanding player of football. Brian Lara scored a double century against India in 1993 which was his maiden Test century; He was playing his fifth Test international match. He is also the most loved cricketer in the world, especially in India.
|Brian Charles Lara|
|Biography:||Brian Lara, An unaurthorized Biography and Brian Lara, Cricket’s troubled genius|
|Weight (approx.):||75 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||2 May, 1969|
|Age (as on 2018):||49|
|Birth Place:||Santa Cruz , Trinidad|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Taurus|
|School:||St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic|
|Brother:||Michael Lara, Winston Lara, Lyndon Lara|
|Test:||6 December 1990 vPakistan|
|ODI:||9 November 1990 v Pakistan|
|Jersey Number:||#9 (West Indies)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Trinadad and Tobago, Transvaal, warwickshire, Southern Rocks, The Bennett Hotel Centurions|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Favourite Shot:||Pull shot|
|Career Turning Point|
- In 1993 he scored a double century against Australia which was his maiden Test century just after playing five Test matches.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Wasim Akram|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||SCG|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
Awards and Recognition
He was Awarded with 30 Man of the Match Awards in his ODI Career and 12 Match of the Match Awards in his Test Career.
West-Indies praises him like a god of Westindian Cricket so they have named a cricket stadium under Brian Lara’s name.
he has been honoured with the honorary member of the Order of Australia for the service to West Indian And Australian Cricket.
Brian Lara Demanded MS Dhoni to Walk off the field after a controversial catch.
Lara wanted to name a stand after Sachin’s name in West-Indies but due to political pressure, he was denied to do so.
once Brian Lara and his deputy Carl Hooper denied to travel from London to South Africa due to pay disputes and both were fired from the tour but later he came back as a captain of the West-Indies team once again.
Curtly Ambrose lashed out on Brian Lara in his Autobiography about his attitude and his approach towards the game. According to Curtly, his former teammate is not giving his 100% to the team.
He scored 277 runs against Australia in Sydney which was his maiden Test century.
He became the first player to score seven centuries in eight first-class innings including his legendary walk against Durham of 501 not out.
He set the record of the highest Individual score by a captain (400*)
he was the all-time leading run scorer of the Test cricket which later on surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar
he was the fastest Test batsmen to score 10,000 runs.
He scored 34 centuries joint most with Sunil Gavaskar
Nine of his centuries are double centuries surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara and Donald Bradman
Two of them are Triple centuries along with Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle
He scored centuries against all Test playing nations.
Lara has scored 20% of West-Indian runs when he is in the team
He has been awarded BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award 1995
he was awarded Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1995
He was inducted in ICC Hall of Fame in January 2012.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- West Indies hails him like god and they have a stadium on his name.
- Former US President called him ‘Michael Jordan of Cricket’.
- His house is the major landmark in Trinidad.
- He also plays very good Football.
- He has Ten siblings.