Brian Lara

  • Brett Lee rates Sachin Tendulkar above Brian Lara 04-03-2014 11:48 PM

    Mumbai: Retired Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has waged many a stirring battle against Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday rated the Indian legend a notch above West Indies great Brian Lara, thus singing a different tune to that of veteran South Africa all-rounder Jaques Kallis. Asked to compare the two...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis 03-03-2014 07:08 PM

    Cape Town: Retired South African allrounder Jacques Kallis would not rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman he has played against but said the Indian legend has "tremendously" helped in taking the game forward by playing with the right spirit throughout his illustrious career. "He (Tendulkar) has done a tremendous...
  • Is Brian Lara dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers? 02-03-2014 10:51 AM

    London: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara is reportedly dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers. The batting great was introduced to Bowers, who is 20 years his junior, by former Manchester United and Trinidad and Tobago striker Dwight Yorke. "It's early days. I didn't want anyone to know, but Brian's...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Brian Lara and Ronnie Screwvala 16-02-2014 04:02 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Brian Lara, former West Indies Captain and Ronnie Screwvala, philanthropist and founder of UTV. ...
  • George Bailey equals Brian Lara's record for most runs in one over 16-12-2013 10:45 AM

    Perth: Australian batsman George Bailey equalled Brian Lara's Test record for most runs off an over against England in Perth on Monday. West Indian great Lara hit 28 runs off an over from South Africa's Robin Peterson in Johannesburg in 2003. Bailey matched the feat when he took the same...
  • Tendulkar's bat spoke for him, says Brian Lara 15-11-2013 11:38 PM

    In a CNN-IBN's special series 'Thank You Sachin', former West Indies Captain Brian Lara pays tribute to the Master Blaster and talks about his personal bonding with him. ...
  • News 360: Sachin misses century, billion hearts broken 15-11-2013 08:54 PM

    Not physically but 1.2 billion Indians virtually accompanied Sachin Tendulkar - with a tear in the eye and a lump in the throat - as he took the long walk off the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, perhaps for the last time in a career that started exactly 24 years ago...
  • Tendulkar's technique is the best in the world: Lara 12-11-2013 09:10 PM

    Mumbai: Terming retiring Sachin Tendulkar's batting technique as the best in the world, legendary West Indian cricketer Brian Lara on Tuesday said if he had a son he would have asked him to learn from the videos of the Indian great to excel in the sport. "If I had a...
  • Brian Lara laments not playing a Test at Eden Gardens 10-11-2013 05:40 PM

    Kolkata: West Indian batting legend Brian Lara Sunday lamented that he could never play a Test match at the historic Eden Gardens and made a suggestion to CAB officials that if a veterans match, including Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, could be organised here in the future. Lara was here...
  • Lara disappointed not to see Tendulkar at Eden Gardens 09-11-2013 07:53 PM

    Lara expressed his disappointment over the India-West Indies match ending in three days, denying him the pleasure of watching Sachin Tendulkar in action in his penultimate match. ...
  • Brian Lara fails to see Sachin Tendulkar in action at Eden Gardens 09-11-2013 03:55 PM

    Kolkata: West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Saturday expressed disappointment over the India-West Indies match ending in three days, denying him the pleasure of watching Sachin Tendulkar in action in his penultimate match. "I am disappointed. I hoped to see Sachin in action at Eden Gardens in his last...
  • I will pay to watch Lara but want Tendulkar to bat for my life: Dravid 05-11-2013 10:29 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar is ready to walk into the sunset of his glittering career, and in a tribute to an iconic sportsman, CNN-IBN looks back at 24 years of arguably India's greatest cricket career. Beginning this series of tribute called 'Thank You Sachin', IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai talks to another iconic...
  • Tait rates Tendulkar above Ponting, Lara 24-10-2013 11:00 PM

    Mumbai: Australia pacer Shaun Tait on Thursday rated batting great Sachin Tendulkar higher than compatriot Ricky Ponting and West Indian legend Brian Lara. "It was a short span of career I had with Australia. I was lucky enough to play against Brian Lara, play with Ricky Ponting and play against...
  • Kedarnath tragedy touched our hearts: Brian Lara 04-10-2013 11:19 AM

    Former West Indies Cricketer Brian Lara said that the nature of devastation of Kedarnath tragedy has moved him. Lara, played a charity match in Dehradun on Thursday to raise funds for Kedarnath disaster victims. "The unfortunate tragedy in Kedarnath is something that touched our hearts," Mr. Lara said. ...
  • Hope Sachin scores a ton in his 200th Test: Brian Lara 04-10-2013 10:15 AM

    The West Indian legend, who is visiting India, however added that he won't like to see India beating WI in Sachin's milestone Test. ...
  • Tendulkar's 241 at SCG was his best innings, says Brian Lara 02-10-2013 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Brian Lara on Wednesday recalled Sachin Tendulkar's masterpiece at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2004 as his best innings. It was a sight any cricket fan would die for as the two masters of modern-day cricket stood together for a few moments, literally leaving the the crowd at...
  • Brian Lara impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership 18-09-2013 05:04 PM

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara says he was impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership of the Jamaica Tallawahs during the recent Caribbean Premier league T20 tournament. Gayle led Tallawahs to a commanding seven wicket victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the inaugural event last...
  • Brian Lara to assist Trinidad and Tobago for CL T20 13-09-2013 07:22 PM

    Port of Spain: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara will travel with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to India for the upcoming Champions League T20 which begins next week. The former Windies captain will not be a formal part of the team management but is visiting India in a...
  • Lara is better than Tendulkar, Ponting: Afridi 09-08-2013 10:52 AM

    Karachi: Joining the debate on who among Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar is a greater batsman, Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi said he considers the West Indian a cut above the best of his era. "Lara was the best batsman I have seen in my entire career spanning 16 years better....
  • Tendulkar, Lara on equal terms, says Steve Waugh 01-08-2013 09:12 PM

    Bangalore: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh Thursday rated Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar as "equals" because they played in different conditions and under different sort of pressures. "I hate comparisons between players because it unnecessarily creates controversy. Both played under different pressure and for different teams. I would place them...
  • Statistics prove Ponting wrong, Tendulkar better than Lara 18-07-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: In former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's view West Indian legend Brian Lara was a bigger match-winner than India's Sachin Tendulkar but contrary to his belief, statistics of the two batting greats tell a totally different story. "Sachin and Lara were two stand-out batsmen for me. Lara won more...
  • Ponting takes a swipe at Tendulkar's hundreds, rates Lara higher 17-07-2013 10:11 AM

    Rating Brian Lara ahead of Sachin Tendulkar as one of the all-time great batting legends, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took a swipe at Tendulkar's record of 100 international centuries, saying "it has never been about making hundreds". Ponting, who recently scored a hundred in his last first-class game, said...
  • Sourav Ganguly is my favourite Indian captain: Brian Lara 21-06-2013 02:18 PM

    Mumbai: Among all the Indian captains that he has played against, Sourav Ganguly is the "favourite" of West Indian batting legend and former skipper Brian Lara as he feels his leadership against arch-rivals Australia was "astonishing". "Sourav is my favourite. His leadership against Australia in Australia was astonishing. I have...
  • Sachin can dictate when to leave, says Lara 20-06-2013 10:34 PM

    Mumbai: Considering his exploits for over two decades, senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has reached a position from where he can "dictate" when he wants to call it quits in Test cricket, West Indies batting legend Brian Lara said Thursday. "I think Sachin his performance for India, Sachin he is...
  • Dickie Bird omits Bradman, Tendulkar, Lara from his Test XI 18-04-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Dickie Bird, the former international umpire, has not found space for three of the modern era's greatest batsman - Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting - as well as the legendary Don Bradman in his list of the greatest Test XI. Bird, ahead of his 80th birthday,...
  • Brian Lara hails dependable Darren Sammy's passion 10-04-2013 03:28 PM

    Port of Spain: Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara says his decision in the past to select Darren Sammy as a member of the West Indies team was based more on the player's passion for the game and his dependability than cricketing ability. Lara has revealed that Sammy was one...