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'Sachin will be 'the' batsman in the W Cup'

'I have had more ups and downs than Sachin', says Lara.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2007 04:06 IST

West Indies captain Brian Lara on Friday predicted that Sachin Tendulkar would display some "great cricket" in the forthcoming World Cup. He said Sushmita Sen was his favourite Bollywood actress.

Interacting with fans at a charity event in Chennai on Friday evening, Lara said that former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram was the toughest bowler he has ever faced. "In the Indian side, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh are very tough to play against," the West Indian cricketer said.

Commenting on his contemporary batting rival Sachin Tendulkar, who is currently going through a lean form, Lara said: "I am in awe of Sachin. He has done so much for cricket in India...and you may see Sachin back to his best in the World Cup". "I don't think Sachin is going through any bad patch."

"I have had more ups and downs than Sachin. He is going to be 'the' batsman in the World Cup".

The March 13-April 28 World Cup will be played in the West Indies.

The Caribbean also spoke briefly on popular Hindi film actress Sushmita Sen, terming her as his favourite.

"I think she is the best...I have had the opportunity to interact with her a couple of years ago in the West Indies," Lara said.