Brian Lara

  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkarled Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warneled Rest of the World XI in a 50over oneday game to celebrate the bicentenary of the Home of Cricket Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar clicks the sports version of the Oscar selfie with Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen and Muttiah Muralitharan June 30, 2014

    Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar clicked a sports version of the epic Oscar selfie with former West Indies captain Brian Lara, former England captain Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan and British journalist and television host Piers Morgan. Morgan tweeted the photo on Monday. ...
  • Leader Talk:'A good leader must lead the front' June 28, 2014

    Brian Lara, former West Indian international cricket player asserted that the role of a leader is extremely crucial in the sport of cricket in determining the performance of the team. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editorinChief, IBN18 Network, Lara said that a good leader should be inspirational and motivational enough to...
  • Tendulkar savours Lara partnership in Lord's bicentenary June 3, 2014

    Retired Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he is savouring the opportunity to pair up with West Indies great Brian Lara at Lord's for an exhibition match marking its 200th anniversary. Marylebone Cricket Club in May confirmed that Lara will join an MCC XI captained by Tendulkar and also...
  • Brian Lara to play alongside Sachin Tendulkar in Lord's Bicentenary May 28, 2014

    Manchester: West Indies legend Brian Lara on Wednesday joined fellow alltime batting great Sachin Tendulkar of India and became the latest entry in the starstudded list of players who will participate in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5. Lara will play alongside India's Sachin...
  • Brett Lee rates Sachin Tendulkar above Brian Lara March 4, 2014

    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 great...
  • Sachin's feats incredible, but Lara best: Kallis March 4, 2014

    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 amount...
  • Is Brian Lara dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers? March 2, 2014

    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 been...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Brian Lara and Ronnie Screwvala February 17, 2014

    IBN18 EditorinChief 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 December 16, 2013

    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 tally off...
  • Tendulkar's bat spoke for him, says Brian Lara November 15, 2013

    In a CNNIBN'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 November 15, 2013

    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 November 12, 2013

    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 son...
  • Brian Lara laments not playing a Test at Eden Gardens November 10, 2013

    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 on...
  • Lara disappointed not to see Tendulkar at Eden Gardens November 9, 2013

    Lara expressed his disappointment over the IndiaWest 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 November 9, 2013

    Kolkata: West Indies batting great Brian Lara on Saturday expressed disappointment over the IndiaWest 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 match...
  • I will pay to watch Lara but want Tendulkar to bat for my life: Dravid November 5, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar is ready to walk into the sunset of his glittering career, and in a tribute to an iconic sportsman, CNNIBN looks back at 24 years of arguably India's greatest cricket career. Beginning this series of tribute called 'Thank You Sachin', IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai talks to another iconic...
  • Tait rates Tendulkar above Ponting, Lara October 24, 2013

    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 Sachin....
  • Kedarnath tragedy touched our hearts: Brian Lara October 4, 2013

    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 October 4, 2013

    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 October 2, 2013

    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 modernday cricket stood together for a few moments, literally leaving the the crowd at the...
  • Brian Lara impressed with Chris Gayle's leadership September 18, 2013

    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 September 13, 2013

    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 dual...
  • Lara is better than Tendulkar, Ponting: Afridi August 9, 2013

    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. Personally...
  • Tendulkar, Lara on equal terms, says Steve Waugh August 1, 2013

    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 pretty...
  • Statistics prove Ponting wrong, Tendulkar better than Lara July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In former Australia captain Ricky Ponting's view West Indian legend Brian Lara was a bigger matchwinner 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 standout batsmen for me. Lara won more games...
  • Ponting takes a swipe at Tendulkar's hundreds, rates Lara higher July 18, 2013

    Rating Brian Lara ahead of Sachin Tendulkar as one of the alltime 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 firstclass game, said it...
  • Sourav Ganguly is my favourite Indian captain: Brian Lara June 21, 2013

    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 archrivals Australia was "astonishing". "Sourav is my favourite. His leadership against Australia in Australia was astonishing. I have great...