The name, Brian Lara, needs to fancy introduction to the fans. The legendary West Indian cricketer celebrates his 52nd birthday today. There are plenty of reasons for him to celebrate the special day. But as the reports suggest, the ‘Greatest of All Time’ has refused to celebrate his birthday this time around.
Journalist Clayton Murzello revealed in his tweet that Lara would keep himself away from celebrations considering the crisis the world is going through. Incidentally, the second wave has taken a bad toll on human lives with India being severely affected. Murzello applauded Lara for his heart-warming gesture.
Brian Lara to not celebrate his birthday
“Brian Lara refuses to celebrate his birthday. “Not in these times.” Well done, BC Lara. You have a heart,” tweeted Murzello.
Brian Lara refuses to celebrate his birthday. “Not in these times.” Well done, BC Lara. You have a heart.
— Clayton J Murzello (@ClaytonMurzello) May 1, 2021
Brian Lara, a wizard with willow, if cricket is considered as the magicians’ world, and his bat was his wand. The legend with 11953 runs at an average of 52.89 is the highest run-scorer for WI.
He has 34 centuries and nine double-tons under his belt. Lara holds the record of highest individual score in the oldest format of cricket, Test cricket. Lara was unbeaten on 400 against England in 2004, and the record is still prevailing. Lara hammered a classy 375 against England in 1994. The West Indian legend is the solitary army with two 350+ in Test cricket.
The southpaw was equally impressive in the One Day International format. He accumulated a colossal total of 10405 in the format averaging 40.17. Brian Lara has named 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries in the ODI format after him.
Lara almost dominated West Indian cricket for over two decades. The legendary southpaw retired from international cricket in 2007. He played his farewell match against England at the Kensington Oval. Brian Lara has a total of 22,000 international runs across the formats. Lara’s 213 and 153 in 1998-99 helped West Indies to beat Australia. 375, 400, and 501 are his top scores in Test and first-class cricket history.