Brian Lara

Legendary Trinidadian Cricketer


Being one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, Brian Charles Lara has been often referred to as a relentless force of nature. He was the Captain of the West Indies Cricket Team.

Brian Lara has 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.

Lara is the only player to register 400 in test cricket. He has scored nine double test centuries, which is the third highest after Donald Bradman's 12 and Kumar Sangakkara's 11.

Lara has established the 'Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation', which is a charitable organisation in memory of his parents that aims to address health and social care issues.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Brian Lara holds the world record of scoring most runs in a single over in test cricket. He also set the record for the highest individual test score as captain. With 164 catches, he is eighth-highest all-time catch taker of non-wicket keepers.

Lara was awarded the ‘Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World’ Awards in 1994 and 1995 and is also one of only three cricketers to receive the prestigious ‘BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year’ award.

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He was voted as the second scariest batsman to face the field in the ‘World’s Scariest Batsman’ poll of international bowlers.

Lara was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2012 and became the first man to score seven centuries in eight first-class innings. 

Being one of the most successful batsmen in the world, Brian Lara is no stranger to hard work and determination. He often talks about his strategies to deal with pressure and about overcoming adversity to succeed and achieve your goals.



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