Cricket legend Brian Lara turns 51; Sachin, Shikhar, Harbhajan extend wishes

Lara played a knock of 400 runs against England in the fourth Test of the four-match series in 2004 at the Antigua Recreation Stadium and it still remains as the highest individual score in Test cricket.

Written by May 2, 2020 15:00

New Delhi: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar, opening batter Shikhar Dhawan and spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday extended their birthday wishes to the former legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara who turned 51 today.

Cricket legend Brian Lara turns 51; Sachin, Shikhar, Harbhajan extend wishes

Taking to Twitter Tendulkar, a very dear friend of Lara, wrote, “Wishing my fellow Taurean a very happy birthday. Was great fun catching up with you recently. Have a great one, Prince! Look forward to seeing you soon. Take care.”

Tendulkar and Lara were last seen together in the Road Safety World Series which was later suspended in between due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dhawan greeted the Prince of Trinidad & Tobago and said to perform the dance lessons together.

“Happy birthday to the legend, the Prince of Trinidad & Tobago and a great human being @BrianLara Hope you have a beautiful year ahead and soon we’ll do our dance lessons,” Dhawan tweeted.

Taking to Twitter Harbhajan, who had played against him, wrote, “Happy birthday to the most dashing,dominating,stylish,left handed batsman that has played the game.. Prince of Trinidad A top man @BrianLara Glad I played cricket in the era where these legends played the game and inspired.”

Lara played a knock of 400 runs against England in the fourth Test of the four-match series in 2004 at the Antigua Recreation Stadium and it still remains as the highest individual score in Test cricket.

Lara also holds the record for highest individual score ever in first-class cricket (501 not out).In 1994, playing for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston, Lara scored 501 not out.

The veteran had announced his retirement from international cricket in 2007. He finished his career with 22,358 runs and 53 international centuries.

He also shares the record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match. The 50-year-old smashed South Africa’s Robin Peterson of South Africa for 28 runs in a single over in 2003.

The left-handed Lara played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs for West Indies. He managed to score 11,953 runs in the longest format of the game while he registered 10,405 runs in the 50-over format. (ANI)