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Famous cricket players of West Indies cricket team: Brian Lara

Famous cricket players of West Indies cricket team: Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar of Indian cricket team is widely regarded as the best batsman to have walked out on a cricket field, but have you ever thought that how good a player would the person who Sachin considers to be the best, be?? With the great West Indian cricket team losing it’s ferocity and charisma in the early 1990s the legacy seemed to have rubbed off onto only one player, Brian Charles Lara.

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies in 1969, Brian Lara was a top order left handed batsman who ruled the batting charts all over the world for as long as he played. The finesse and class that he exhibited with the cricket bat would often make people bow in his awe. When in full flow, Brian Lara seemed like an artist who made his bat brush destiny; a batsman who stood tall to every bowler and made them pay at will. An ODI career that spanned close to two decades, he played his first ODI against Pakistan in 1990. During a magnificent career, Brian Lara played a total of 299 matches in which he scored 10,405 runs at an average of 40.48 with 19 centuries and 63 fifties to his credit. His top scoring inning was a flawless 169 that he scored against the Sri Lankans at Sharjah.

He never reached the height of performance that he was capable of during the World Cup’s purely because the side that he was a part off was less than average and he seemed to be the lonely warrior almost every time. In the 1992 Cricket world cup, he played a few very good knocks and scored runs at an average close to 50.

A lot of batsmen look up to the mighty West Indian legend as an inspiration and is regarded by the best bowlers to have played the game as simply the greatest batsman of all time. The world would always go back to his videos and reminisce what is without a doubt a delight to watch.

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