Lara was born on 2nd May 1969 in Trinidad and Tobago. Brain Lara is a former West Indian cricketer who has represented West Indies in ODIs, T20s, and Tests. He played international cricket for 17 years (1990-2017). In 131 matches he has scored 11953 runs, 10405 runs 299 ODIs. Lara is regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time. Let’s talk about the interesting facts about Brain Lara.
- Brain Lara has the highest individual score in test cricket (400* off 582 balls). He set the record against England in 2004. The record is now held for 17 years.
2. Lara also has smashed 2 quadrupled centuries in first-class cricket. The first one was made in 1994 against Durham playing for Warwickshire, 501* off 427 balls. And the 2nd one is his 400* against England. He is the 2nd batsman to do so after Sir Don Bradman.
3. Lara has scored 34 test hundreds and 19 ODI hundreds.
4. In the 2011 IPL, Lara was unsold in the IPL auction. His base price was $400000.
5. Brain Lara is one of the players who has won the “BBC Overseas Sports personality the year award”. The other two players are Australian spinner Shane Warne and Caribbean all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers.
6. After retiring from international cricket in 2007, he returned to play T20 cricket in 2010-11. Lara played in a Zimbabwe-based T20 tournament called the Stanbic Bank T20 series. He played 3 matches and amassed 99 runs with a top score of 64.
7. The ace batsman has scored 100 and 200 in the same test match. He notched up 221 & 130 at Colombo in 2001 against Sri Lanka.
8. Brain Lara led West Indies to win the 2004 Champions Trophy.
9. The man from Trinidad has grabbed 284 catches in international cricket.
10. The West Indian legend has made 22156 runs in 261 matches with an impressive average of 51.88. He has hit 65 centuries also.