Another Year In The Life Of Brian Lara

11,953 Test Runs

10,405 ODI Runs

Test-best of 400*

Happy birthday to the Prince of Port-of-Spain.

Born: May 2, 1969 (age 53 years), Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

No one since Bradman has built massive scores as often and as fast as Lara in his pomp.

Even his stance was thrilling – the bat raised high in the air, the weight poised on a bent front knee, the eyes low and level.

Then the guillotine would fall, sending the ball flashing to the boundary.

In the space of two months in 1994, Lara’s 375 and 501 not out broke world records for the highest Test and first-class scores, but sudden fame turned him into a confused and contradictory figure.

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Long Live The Prince!

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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