Brian Lara

Brian Lara

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The Hon. Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM (born 2 May 1969, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago) is a West Indian international cricket player, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Playing in a failing West Indies team Lara often had to play under immense pressure carrying the weight of the team on his shoulders and yet was able to conjure up some amazing and breathtaking performances. He is often compared with Sachin Tendulkar, who is widely regarded as the best batsman of the modern game. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history. The BBC radio commentary on the final day of the innings (6 June 1994), by Dave Roberts, was being broadcast around the world live via the BBC World Service network, and in the UK on BBC Radios 1, 2 & 4 as well as the majority of BBC Local radio stations. That evening, as Lara neared the all-time batting record,a huge surge of fans crowded to enter the grounds. Lara...

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