Brian Lara Wife, Height, Age, Stats, Teams, IPL, Records, Jersey Number

Published on: Aug 7, 2018 5:02 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 24, 2024 5:42 pm IST

West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara

Brian Lara is one of the most elegant batsmen of all time. West Indians hail 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.


Profession: Former Cricketer
Cricket Coach
Biography: Brian Lara, An unaurthorized Biography and Brian Lara, Cricket’s troubled genius
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight (approx.): 75 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Bald
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 2 May 1969
Birth Place: Santa Cruz , Trinidad
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Taurus
Nationality: West Indian
School: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic
College: Fatima College
Educational Qualifications: NA


Father: Bunty Lara
Mother: Pearl Lara
Sister: Agnes Cyrus
Brother: Michael Lara, Winston Lara, Lyndon Lara
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Christian
Address: NA

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: 6 December 1990 vPakistan
ODI: 9 November 1990 v Pakistan
T20: NA
Jersey Number: 9
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.



Hobbies: NA
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers: Wasim Akram
Favourite Cricket Ground: SCG
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: NA
Favourite Actors: NA
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destinations: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: NA


Brian Lara Wife

Marital Status: Married
Brian Lara Wife Name Leasel Rovedas

Brian Lara Wife Leasel Rovedas

Does Brian Lara have kids?

Brian Lara has two daughters, Sydney and Tyla. Lara, named his first daughter Sydney after his favorite cricket ground. Sydney was born in 1996.

Quick Facts

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.

He has been honoured with the honorary member of the Order of Australia for the service to West Indian And Australian Cricket.

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.

Brian Lara Stats

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.

Who is better Sachin or Lara?

Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are both cricketing legends who have left an indelible mark on the sport. While Sachin has scored more runs in international cricket, Lara was known for his flair and style, which made him a crowd favorite. The debate over who is better continues to divide cricket fans, but ultimately, it’s a matter of personal opinion. Both players had unique skills and achievements that set them apart. So, whether you’re a fan of Sachin or Lara, there’s no denying that both players have made significant contributions to the game.

Who holds the record of highest individual score in Test cricket?

Brian Lara made history on 12 April 2004 by becoming the first player to reclaim the record of highest individual score in Test cricket. He scored an unbeaten 400 runs against England at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s. This remarkable performance cemented Lara’s place in the history books.
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