|Full Name||Brian Charles Lara|
|Nickname(s)||Princey, The Prince of Port of Spain, Michael Jordan of Cricket|
|Profession||Former West Indian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
|International Debut||ODI- 9 November 1990 vs Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
Test- 6 December 1990 vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
|Jersey Number||#9 (West Indies)|
|Domestic/State Team||• Trinidad and Tobago (1987–2008)
• Transvaal (1992–1993)
• Warwickshire (1994–1998)
• Southern Rocks (2010)
|Favourite Shot(s)||Cover Drive, On Drive|
|Records (main ones)||• The First cricketer to score 7 centuries in 8 first-class innings.
• The First player to set a record of scoring 400 runs in the history of Test Cricket. With this record, he also made the highest individual test score as a batsman and captain.
• Fastest batsman to score 10,000 and 11,000 Test runs.
• Only West Indian with 34 tons in Test Cricket.
• The First West Indian to score more than 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.
• Holds the world record of scoring most runs in a single over of a test match (28 runs against RJ Peterson of South Africa) along with George Bailey of Australia.
• With an average of more than 50 runs per innings, he has been ranked the number one batsman in Test cricket several times.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award (1994)
• Wisden Cricketers of the Year (1995)
|Career Turning Point||In January 1993, he scored 277 runs (his maiden century) against Australia in Sydney|
|Date of Birth||2 May 1969|
|Age (as in 2018)||49 Years|
|Birthplace||Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Taurus|
|Nationality||Trinidadian and Tobagonian|
|Hometown||Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago|
|School(s)||• St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
• San Juan Secondary School, Santa Cruz
|College/University||Fatima College, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Playing and Watching Football, Playing Golf, Listening to Music, Watching Movies|
|Controversy||In 2006, during a test match between India and West-Indies, when Darren Ganga took Mahendra Singh Dhoni's catch at deep mid-wicket, Brian Lara asked Dhoni to walk off. That incident caused a huge controversy in the media.|
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Lynnsey Ward (British Model)
Jamey Bowers (Miss Scotland)
Leasel Rovedas (Trinidadian Journalist)
Daughters- Sydney (born 1996) and Tyla (born 2010)
|Parents||Father- Bunty Lara
Mother- Pearl Lara
|Favourite Cricket Ground||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia|
|Favourite Bowler||Wasim Akram|
|Favourite Football Players||Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop and Russell Latapy|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$60 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Brian Lara
- Does Brian Lara smoke?: Not Known
- Does Brian Lara drink alcohol?: Yes
- When he was 6 years old, he started playing cricket at Harvard Coaching Clinic.
- When he was 14 years old, he scored 745 runs in the schoolboys’ league, with an average of 126.16 per innings. On account of this, he was selected to Trinidad national under-16 team.
- As a first-class cricketer in 1987, Lara scored 498 runs in the West Indies Youth Championships and broke the record of 480, that was Carl Hooper set in 1986.
- In 1995, after his first triple hundred against England, he wrote an autobiography titled Beating the Field: My Own Story, co-written with Brian Scovell
- In 1989, his father died of a heart attack, due to this, his selection in the national team was delayed, and in 2002, his mother died of cancer.
- In 1996, his first daughter was born. He named her after his favourite cricket ground, Sydney.
- Though Lara is known for his composure on the field. However, during India-West Indies test match in 2006, when Darren Ganga took the Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s catch at deep mid-wicket, Brian Lara asked Dhoni to walk off. That incident caused a huge controversy in media.
- On 10 January 2007, he received the honorary doctorate from the University of Sheffield, England.
- On 19 April 2007, he announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. In his last match, he scored only 18.
- On 23 July 2007, Lara was drafted to Indian Cricket League. He captained Mumbai Champs.
- Lara runs the Pearls and Bunty Lara Foundation, a charitable foundation that spreads awareness about health and social issues.
- He has been the ambassador of sports for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
- Lara has also been a skilled football player. In his youth, he used to play football with his close friends Dwight Yorke, Shaka Hislop, and Russell Latapy.
- He has also been a golf player and has won several titles. In September 2009, he became the lifetime member of the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club.
- The Brian Lara Cricket Stadium was opened in Tarouba by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in his honour.
- In 2009, Lara became an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia for his services to West Indian and Australian cricket.
- In 2009, when the then American President Barack Obama went to West Indies, he styled Brian Lara as “Michael Jordan of Cricket.”
- In 2011, he wished to play in IPL at the base price of $400,000, but, no franchise bought him.
- In January 2012, Lara was inducted into ‘ICC Hall of Fame.’
- According to Australian Bowler, Glenn McGrath, “Lara is the greatest batsman he has ever bowled to.”
- In the second season of the Bangladesh Premier League, Lara was made the ambassador for ‘Chittagong Kings.’
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