Former West Indies Captain, Brian Lara turned 51 years on Saturday and wishes from all parts of the globe poured in on Social Media for the Legendary cricketer.
The ICC took to Twitter to relive a “Classic from the prince” that saw the West Indies team’s progress to the Semi-Finals of the 1996 World Cup. “It’s Brian Lara’s birthday, but this gem of an Innings is a gift for all of us. From the archives, a classic from the Prince in the 1996 @cricketworldcup. His whopping 111 from 94 balls against South Africa carried West Indies to the Semi-Final”, The ICC captioned the video.
Harbhajan Singh, Former India’s off-spinner bowler was the first cricketer to wish Brian Lara on Twitter. “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 an era where these legends played the game and inspired the world”, Harbhajan Singh tweeted.
Brian Lara has made the highest individual score in test cricket. The West indies team remained unbeaten on 400 runs against England in Antigua in the year 2004. Brian Lara made his test debut against Pakistan in 1990 and played 131 matches for the country.
The legendary batsman made whopping 11,953 runs in his rewarding career with the help of 34 hundred and 48 half-centuries in the longest format of the game. Lara has some great records on his name, he has made the highest individual score in the first-class cricket as he surpassed Pakistan’s Hanif Mohammad who had scored 499 runs.
Brian Lara has also represented the West Indies team in 299 One Day internationals (ODI). He scored over 10,000 runs in the 50-over format and made an outstanding 19 centuries during his 17-year long career.