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Former cricketers Brian Lara (L) and Kumara Sangakkara (R)(HT Collage)

Sangakkara prevailed in all conditions, against all attacks: Brian Lara

ANI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Sangakkara was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame earlier this month. Alongside him, India great Vinoo Mankad was also inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Brett Lee picks Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.(File)
Brett Lee picks Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.(File)

Lee picks Sachin, Lara as his favourite Test batters from his time, explains why

UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 09:21 AM IST
  • Both Sachin and Lara, in their memorable careers, scripted numerous records that are yet to be broken. To this day, Lara holds the record of being the only player to score 400 in a Test match.
Brian Lara expects Delhi Capitals to be even more ruthless. (Getty Images)
Brian Lara expects Delhi Capitals to be even more ruthless. (Getty Images)

Beating teams like Punjab Kings must become part of Capitals' daily diet: Lara

PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 06:28 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Brian Lara weighed in on the Delhi Capitals’ chances, saying the team needs to understand that they are well-placed to win their maiden title.
Mumbai Indians have lost their last two matches. (IPL/Twitter)
Mumbai Indians have lost their last two matches. (IPL/Twitter)

'How are they going to perform?': Brian Lara 'very worried' about Mumbai Indians

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 05:58 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Brian Lara has expressed concern over the Mumbai Indians, saying the defending champions are will find it tough.
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)
People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)

News updates from HT: George Floyd's family hails verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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File photo of former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara.(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
File photo of former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara.(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

'That’s not normal': Brian Lara unimpressed with KKR's collapse against MI

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:46 PM IST
  • Brian Lara said KKR needed to play sensible cricket after getting off a promising start, thanks to their openers.
Brian Lara predicts a 'bright future' for Devdutt Padikkal. (Getty/IPL)
Brian Lara predicts a 'bright future' for Devdutt Padikkal. (Getty/IPL)

'Unimpressed with a few things': Lara willing to offer advice to Padikkal

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • Brian Lara explained that while he predicts a promising future for Devdutt Padikkal, there are certain things about his batting that did not impress the West Indies legend.
Matthew Hayden (left), AB de Villiers, and Brian Lara (right)(Twitter)
Matthew Hayden (left), AB de Villiers, and Brian Lara (right)(Twitter)

IPL only form of cricket he is playing at the moment: Lara, Hayden laud ABD

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 10:33 AM IST
  • Legendary cricketers Brian Lara and Matthew Hayden showered praise on the "timeless" ABD, who returned to the professional circuit for the first time since IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Snapshot of the video featuring Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.(YouTube)
Snapshot of the video featuring Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.(YouTube)

Sachin, Lara take scooty ride together, raise awareness- WATCH

PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:09 PM IST
  • India Legends skipper Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies Legends captain Brian Lara raised awareness about the importance of both riders needing a helmet while riding a two-wheeler in a short video.
File photo of Sachin Tendulkar(Road Safety World Series / Twitter)
File photo of Sachin Tendulkar(Road Safety World Series / Twitter)

Tendulkar to be back in action; Raipur to host Road Safety World Series T20

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 04:59 PM IST
The first edition of the series was called off after four games on March 11 last year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Ricky Ponting with Brian Lara in 2007.(Getty Images)
Ricky Ponting with Brian Lara in 2007.(Getty Images)

‘He literally wasn’t playing a shot’: When Ricky Ponting’s sledge towards Brian Lara backfired

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Ricky Ponting was on commentary with Brian Lara during the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League when he recalled the incident.
India's Thangarasu Natarajan, second left, is congratulated by teammate India's K.L. Rahul(AP)
India's Thangarasu Natarajan, second left, is congratulated by teammate India's K.L. Rahul(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘I’d pay to watch him’ - Brian Lara heaps praise on India star ahead of Australia Tests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindsutantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Heaping praise on India batsman KL Rahul, Brian Lara said he would pay to watch the right-hander bat when former Australia captain Ricky Ponting asked him to pick his favourite player.
Photo of Sunil Gavaskar (L) and Virat Kohli (R)(Twitter)
Photo of Sunil Gavaskar (L) and Virat Kohli (R)(Twitter)

‘He will bat at No.4 after Virat Kohli leaves’: Sunil Gavaskar names his pick ahead of India vs Australia Tests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:52 PM IST
India vs Australia: Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting talked about the importance of Kohli and the need for India to find someone to bat at No.4 for as many as three Tests.
Former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara.(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
Former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara.(SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Two Indian cricketers feature in Brian Lara’s list of greatest of current era

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:54 PM IST
Lara decided to name the best five of cricket without naming himself in the list. Lara shared his list of the best five batsmen of the current era.
Brian Lara(Twitter)
Brian Lara(Twitter)

Looking at India squad, I feel he should’ve been there: Brian Lara says ‘no reason’ for Suryakumar not to be in Australia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:37 PM IST
India vs Australia 2020: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara said there is ‘no reason’ for Suryakumar Yadav not to be with the Indian side on Australia tour.
West Indies Legends' Brian Lara and India Legends' Sachin Tendulkar.(AP)
West Indies Legends' Brian Lara and India Legends' Sachin Tendulkar.(AP)

‘I will always be grateful’: Sachin Tendulkar reveals ‘special gift’ he got from Brian Lara and West Indies side on retirement

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:27 PM IST
Tendulkar revealed that he got a ‘special gift’ that was presented by the West Indian Cricket Board and his friend Brian Lara.
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh(Twitter)
Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh(Twitter)

‘That iconic day will never be forgotten’: Yuvraj Singh pays tribute to Sachin Tendulkar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Yuvraj Singh said that the ‘iconic day’of Tendukar’s retirement will never be forgotten. He also hailed the master blaster as the greatest player of all time.
File image of Brian Lara(Getty Images)
File image of Brian Lara(Getty Images)

IPL 2020: ‘It’s been amazing watching him and his team’s turnaround,’ Brian Lara picks T20 superstar for his favourite IPL moment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:11 PM IST
In a season where so much has been witnessed, picking one favourite moment could be a bit of a fix, but amid all the debate, former West Indies batsman Brian Lara knows exactly what his favourite IPL moment is
File image of Shane Warne.(Getty Images)
File image of Shane Warne.(Getty Images)

‘The best of my generation’: Shane Warne posts picture with the ‘two best batsmen’ he’s played against, Brian Lara responds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:16 PM IST
After Shane Warne posted a picture with the two batsmen he called the best of his generation, former West Indies captain Brian Lara responded to the post which also had a mention of former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya celebrating MI’s 5th title win(Twitter)
Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya celebrating MI’s 5th title win(Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘No franchise in the world can play like Mumbai Indians’, Lara lauds MI’s fifth title victory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:02 PM IST
IPL 2020: Former West Indian legend Brian Lara was so delighted with Mumbai Indian’s victory. He stated that there is no other franchise in the world that can play like MI.
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara watches the match.(Action Images)
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara watches the match.(Action Images)

IPL 2020: ‘RCB let him go and see what he’s doing for DC this year’ - Brian Lara heaps praise on Australian all-rounder

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:55 PM IST
Stoinis’ all-round show impressed legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara. The former Windies skipper agreed that it was a brave move for DC to send their solid middle-order batsman to open the innings and indicated that RCB might have made an error in judgement by letting Stoinis go.
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara watches the match.(Action Images)
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara watches the match.(Action Images)

IPL 2020: ‘Has become one of my favourites’ - Brian Lara names six most impressive young Indian batsmen of Indian Premier League

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:06 AM IST
In an interview with Hindustan Times, former West Indies captain Brian Lara was asked to throw some lights on the young Indian talent on display. The legendary left-hander named six young Indian batsmen who impressed him the most.
West Indies batsman Brian Lara at an event where he was conferred with Doctorate in Science by Chancellor of D Y Patil University Vijay D Patil (unseen), at their campus in Navi Mumbai.(PTI)
West Indies batsman Brian Lara at an event where he was conferred with Doctorate in Science by Chancellor of D Y Patil University Vijay D Patil (unseen), at their campus in Navi Mumbai.(PTI)

‘Would’ve preferred facing Kapil Dev, Srinath and Prabhakar rather than Bumrah’ - Brian Lara

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 01:57 PM IST
“I think I would’ve preferred facing Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Manoj Prabhakar rather than Bumrah (laughs),” Lara told Hindustan Times in an interview when asked whether he would have liked the prospect of facing Bumrah in his prime.
Former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara during match 24 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Mumbai Indians and the Kings XI Punjab held at the Wankhede Stadium.(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)
Former West Indies Cricketer, Brian Lara during match 24 of the Vivo Indian Premier League Season 12, 2019 between the Mumbai Indians and the Kings XI Punjab held at the Wankhede Stadium.(Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI)

Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer could stand up and be counted in any era of cricket: Brian Lara

Mumbai | By Rasesh Mandani
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Lara talks about the aspects of T20 cricket that has caught his fancy; while he remains worried that ramp shots and reverse slogs will hamper the techniques of young players aspiring to play all formats of the game, Lara also believes that the best modern-day players, like KL Rahul, will always find a balance.
Mumbai Indians (MI) players(PTI)
Mumbai Indians (MI) players(PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘Mumbai Indians might rest a few players which will favour Sunrisers Hyderabad’ - Brian Lara

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 05:07 PM IST
IPL 2020: That MI have already secured the top spot might help SRH in catching them off guard in their must-win game, felt Lara. The West Indies legend put his weight behind the David Warner-led side to beat the four time champions on Tuesday.
MS Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings. Photo by: Rahul Goyal / Sportzpics for BCCI
MS Dhoni, captain of Chennai Super Kings. Photo by: Rahul Goyal / Sportzpics for BCCI

IPL 2020 - ‘This has really turned upside down for them’: Brian Lara reveals what went wrong for CSK

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 03:48 PM IST
IPL 2020: Former West Indies legend Brian Lara, who has been appearing as an expert for host broadcaster Star Sports, revealed what he thinks is the main reason behind CSK’s poor show this season.
File image of legendary spinner Shane Warne.(Getty Images)
File image of legendary spinner Shane Warne.(Getty Images)

‘They’d smash me all over the park:’ Shane Warne names the ‘two greatest batsmen of all time’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:32 AM IST
Every great bowler needs an equally great batsman to thrive and headline a rivalry. For Warne, there were two – Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara – the two finest batsmen of their generation.
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara(Action Images)
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara(Action Images)

IPL 2020: ‘He’s my test batsman, my 50-over batsman and my T20 batsman’ - Brian Lara heaps praise on India cricketer

Hhindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 07:41 AM IST
IPL 2020: Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara said he was very impressed with the performance of KXIP captain KL Rahul and said he would want him on his Test, ODI and T20 teams.
File image of Virender Sehwag.(Getty Images)
File image of Virender Sehwag.(Getty Images)

‘One who only dealt in 4s and 6s’: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli wish Virender Sehwag on 42nd birthday

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 01:29 PM IST
VVS Laxman pointed out how Sehwag kept things simple in his life while wishing him. He wrote “Many more happy returns of the day to a man whose positivity and self-belief is always a reminder of how to keep things simple in life.”
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara during the launch of first-ever Samarthan Women's National Cricket Tournament for the Blind at a press conference, in New Delhi, Saturday.(PTI)
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara during the launch of first-ever Samarthan Women's National Cricket Tournament for the Blind at a press conference, in New Delhi, Saturday.(PTI)

IPL 2020: ‘Something is happening in the camp which is not right,’ Brian Lara highlights main reasons behind KKR’s disappointing performance

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:40 PM IST
IPL 2020: West Indies legend Brian Lara, however, believes that the captaincy was never a problem for KKR. Lara highlighted the need to bring Sunil Narine back in the Playing XI, who has been kept in the sidelines ever since his action was reported.
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