Brain Charles Lara “Princey” is still considered as the one the best southpaw ever played the game.
On this day He said farewell to his fairy tell journey of cricket. He is always admired as the Gentleman in his era. Sadly, his last innings was curtailed short due to mix up with fellow countrymen Marlen Samuels when he was on 18. He received the well-deserved guard of honour after the game with England. Brian Lara is a native athlete. Although he struggled to play the way people expect him and while others questioned his enthusiasm for cricket, he was able to do so many things and broke so many records, including being the only batsman to ever score a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century, and a quintuple century in first-class games during his senior career.
Lara is always a source of inspiration around the world especially in West-Indies.
T20 is the future
Lara once told reporters in a promotional function in Mumbai, "Look at the Indian Premier League, look at the leagues around the world, then we have found stars who are most wanted in the world." Lara credits IPL-like franchise leagues for creating excitement among the children of the West Indies and providing a platform for young players to showcase their talent before graduating from international cricket.In Twenty20 leagues around the world, opener Chris Gayle, all-rounder Andre Russell and spinner Sunil Narine are also in high demand.
Before saying bye to competitive cricket he made 11953 runs in tests and 10405 runs in ODI’s. He still holds the record for most runs scored in an innings in both Test and first-class cricket.
His latest match came in 9 February 2020 in Australia while playing for raising funds in bushfire charity match where all the retired player came for the noble cause. The former West Indies captain Brian Lara top-scored with 30 runs off 11 balls which included3 boundaries and two sixes. He made the clock turn back with his shot over mid-wicket.