Brian Lara reveals his favourite cricketer between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

Brian Lara reveals his favourite cricketer between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar

West Indies batting legend Brian Lara likened Virat Kohli to a run machine.Lara also revealed his favorite cricketer between Virat Kohli and former Indian great Sachin Tendulkar.

“He (Virat Kohli) is a (run) machine. But sorry to say Sachin Tendulkar is my (choice),” Lara said after being conferred the Doctorate in Science (Honours Causa) by the D Y Patil University in Nerul here.

Lara, who scored 22358 (11953 in ODIs) in international cricket, said if today Indian batsmen are doing well in away series, it is because of Tendulkar, who instilled such confidence in them.

“The (impression) Sachin left on the game is just unbelievable, because he sort of bridged that period, where you felt that when Indian batsman leaves Indian soil, Indian pitches, they are not that good. But Sachin Tendulkar was good on every surface and all of the Indian batsman are good on every single surface today, I think simply because they took a page out of his (Sachin’s) book,” added Lara.

During the over-hour programme, Lara spoke at length about his early days, contribution of his father, his college days and facing the spin duo of Sri Lankan great Muttiah Murlidharan and Shane Warne and his relationship with Tendulkar.

Source : PTI

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