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  • India are playing best cricket of World Cup 2015: Brian Lara Yesterday

    Perth: Insisting that India are currently playing the "best cricket of the World Cup", West Indies batting legend Brian Lara feels that the defending champions must test their bench strength against minnows UAE in a Pool B match here on Saturday. Lara said by testing a few reserve players against weaker...
  • ICC World Cup: India's 'allround' show impresses Brian Lara 4 days ago

    New Delhi: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara is mighty impressed with India's "allround" showing in their first two cricket World Cup matches and feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men need to keep up their good work in all three departments of the game if they intend to defend the title. India...
  • World Cup 2015: Excluding Pollard, Bravo a self-inflicted blow says, Brian Lara February 18, 2015

    Christchurch: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has described as "a self-inflicted blow", the decision by the Clive Lloyd-led selection panel to exclude Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the regional side for the ongoing World Cup. The former West Indies captain said he is confused by the decision to leave...
  • From Vijay Hazare to KL Rahul: India's triple centurions February 1, 2015

    Scoring a triple century is one of the toughest endeavours for a batsman. Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle are the only ones to have achieved the feat twice in Test cricket. Lara's 501 not out in Warwickshire's game against Durham in 1994 is also the highest...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tops Viv Richards' list of ODI batsmen he would pay to watch February 1, 2015

    Over the years we have had an abundance of batting talent. It is difficult to separate and put them in their rightful batting order, let alone pick out 10 names. So, irrespective of the order they are in, these are my top-10 ODI batsmen of all time. The first name that...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup January 30, 2015

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Snapshot: Lara Dutta celebrates daughter Saira's third birthday January 21, 2015

    Time is flying, but Lara Dutta is having fun! The actress and former beauty queen's daughter turned three Tuesday."And so my little girl turns 3!!:-) .Big day planned for her! Time flies when your having fun," Lara, who is married to tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, tweeted. Earlier this month, the...
  • Lara Dutta takes to Twitter to share her challenging 'mom' moment with fans January 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Lara Dutta finds selecting a birthday cake for her young daughter a challenging task. "One of the most challenging 'mom' moments- picking out a birthday cake with your almost 3 yr old!!! One that THINKS she knows her mind," the former beauty queen tweeted Monday. Lara, who is married to...
  • Kumar Sangakkara is no less than Sachin Tendulkar January 4, 2015

    "Balanced yet intense, ruthless in his need to succeed, always contributing to his team's cause, he is among the finest cricketers Sri Lanka has produced," the late Peter Roebuck, one of the world's greatest cricket writers, once wrote about Kumar Sangakkara. Roebuck was describing the art of Sangakkara. "Kumar Sangakkara...
  • Lara Dutta shares a picture of her daughter Saira meeting the Santa Claus as proud father Mahesh Bhupathi looks on December 16, 2014

    The picture is full of warmth and happiness. The little Saira Bhupathi met the Santa Claus recently and her mother, actress Lara Dutta shared the picture on Twitter and wrote, "Saira meets Santa Claus :-). With a little help from daddy!!!(sic)". Lara's husband, tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi is also seen...
  • Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match December 14, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match on Monday. The WA Festival of Cricket, held at Aquinas College in Perth's southern suburbs, has revived the famous Lilac Hill...
  • Aamir Khan: My kids think 'PK' is my best film till now December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan's says his three-year-old son Azad has started calling him 'PK', the title of his upcoming film. The family had a screening of the Rajkumar Hirani movie recently here and they felt it's his "best film" till date. "I have good news, my family saw the film & loved...
  • Lack of unity could cost West Indies at World Cup, says Lara December 9, 2014

    West Indies batting great Brian Lara expects the side to struggle at the World Cup if they are unable to forge a unified team, the former skipper insisting a split between players and administrators was just one of their problems. Caribbean cricket was plunged into crisis when a player revolt over...
  • Hughes blow 'rare' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara November 26, 2014

    The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday. Hughes took a blow on the head from a short delivery while batting...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • Glenn McGrath was my nemesis, says Brian Lara November 21, 2014

    Sydney: West Indies batting legend Brian Lara on Thursday identified Glenn McGrath as his "nemesis" after being dismissed by the Australian pacer on several occasions during his playing days. "Yes, I can identify (Glenn) McGrath as being my nemesis. He got me out however many times," Lara was quoted as saying...
  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara November 20, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian...
  • Brian Lara backs West Indies to survive India crisis November 4, 2014

    London: Brian Lara believes West Indies cricket will overcome the threat of complete financial collapse caused by the team's controversial withdrawal from the tour of India. The already cash-strapped West Indies Cricket Board was left facing a $42 million (£26.2 million, 33.5 million euros) claim by their Indian counterparts for lost...
  • Simona Halep in semifinals of Bucharest Open July 12, 2014

    Bucharest: Topseeded Simona Halep defeated Spain's Lara Arruabarrena 63, 61 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the BRD Bucharest Open. Halep will play fellow Romanian Monica Niculescu on Saturday. The unseeded Niculescu upset eighthseeded Polona Hercog of Slovenia in a 62, 26, 76 (3) victory. The other semifinal will be...
  • 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...
  • Power Grid okays over Rs 5,500 crore investments in 4 years June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Central transmission utility Power Grid Corporation on Monday approved investments of Rs 5,500 crore for upgrading networks in about 4 years. "Board of Directors of the Company approved strengthening the transmission corridor for independent power producers in Chhattisgarh at an estimated cost of Rs 5,151.37 crore," Power Grid...
  • Brian Lara to play for MCC on Lord's 200th Anniversary Day June 13, 2014

    London Legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara is set to play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against Hertfordshire on Lord's Anniversary Day on June 22. The former West Indies skipper will turn out for MCC in the unique fixture to celebrate the Lord's bicentenary year. Lara, an Honorary Life Member of...
  • 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...
  • I am focusing on doing films now, you will see me soon on the big screen: Lara Dutta May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta, who had taken a sabbatical post the birth of her baby, says she is focusing on movies now and will be shooting for a film this year. Lara married Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi in 2010 and in January 2012, she delivered a baby girl. Now,...
  • 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...