Brian Lara (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Updated on: Sep 6, 2018 12:55 pm IST


  • 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
    Nickname: Brian Lara
    Profession: Former Cricketer
    Biography
    Biography: Brian Lara, An unaurthorized Biography and Brian Lara, Cricket’s troubled genius
    Biopic: NA
    Physical Appearance
    Height (approx.): 1.73m
    Weight (approx.): 75 Kg
    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Bald
    Tattoos: NA
    Personal Life
    Date of Birth: 2 May, 1969
    Age (as on 2018): 49
    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
    Signature:

    Family
    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 (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.

     

    Preferences
    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

    Style Quotient
    Cars Collection: NA

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
    Marital Status: Married
    Affairs/Girlfriends: Leasel Rovedas

    Earnings
    Net Worth: NA
    IPL earnings: NA

    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.

    Controversies

    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.

    Records

    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.

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