Tendulkar vs Lara: Brian Lara says Sachin Tendulkar was a few miles ahead of him in international cricket | Who is better Tendulkar or Lara? Caribbean great puts full stop to debate

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Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar vs Brian Lara: In the books written on the best, greatest batsmen of world cricket, the names of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara come in the first line. Both these players were contemporaries, both had different batting styles from each other. Sachin used to bat with the right hand and Lara with the left hand, but all the cricket lovers of the world gave equal love to these two and weighed them in the same scale. Which of these two is better, more great, this debate has been raging in the world for years. The Tendulkar-Lara comparison has been everyone’s favorite pastime. But now it is about to end. Brian Lara himself has put a full stop on this debate.

How did Tendulkar-Lara meet for the first time?

Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

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Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar is 4 years younger than Brian Lara but he made his international debut in 1989, a year before the Caribbean legend. By the time Lara entered international cricket, Sachin had become a teenage sensation. Both of them achieved many milestones in their career but their first meeting happened 32 years ago which was revealed by Master Blaster himself.

Lara’s humanity is more important than batting: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

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Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Sachin said in the presence of Lara at an event of Indian media house, “I first met Brian in 1990 in Toronto. I went for the West Indies vs Rest of the World exhibition match after scoring my first Test century. I saw him in the hotel lobby, I joined him as soon as I saw him. We were both younger than all the other players. It was easier to take eyes off Bryan than with fast bowlers like Ambrose and Walsh. After that, when we met, we would spend a lot of time with each other. How player he is is more important than how human he is. I give more importance to friendship.”

Tendulkar admires Lara’s balance

The whole world has been convinced of Lara’s batting. Tendulkar is also included in the list of those who have been influenced by him. He said that he was in love with Lara’s balance on the pitch. “I fell in love with his wonderful balance the first time I saw him. His agility at the crease, his ability to reach the ball and his great hand, all this he got was a gift from God.

Sachin is miles ahead of me – Brian Lara

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Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in the world in Test and ODI cricket. He is also the only batsman in the world to score 100 centuries in international cricket. On this special occasion, former West Indies captain Brian Lara also said some special things about Sachin Tendulkar.

He said, “By the time I first met Sachin, he had become an established teenager. During that time I used to play a lot of ODI matches, which gave me a chance to hone my skills. As far as my first impressions for Sachin are concerned, I had never seen any other Indian batsman in my life playing so beautifully against such tremendous fast bowling. Indian batsmen used to play well against Spurs but there was a teenager here who was scoring runs against the best teams in the world and the best bowling attitude.”

Lara further said, “I compared myself to Sachin from that day. He was miles ahead of me at that time. I wanted to be like him.”

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