A file photo of Brian Charles Lara. Photograph:( Others )
"The Prince of cricket" - Brian Charles Lara, the former International cricketer turned 49 today.
He is acknowledged as one of the best cricketers of his times due to some great innings he played for his side.
Former West Indies batsmen, Brian Lara holds several records and some are still unbroken.
Lara slammed his maiden Test century and scored 277 runs against Australia in 1993.
Brian Lara became the first and only player to score 350+ scores twice in Test history and also hold the world record of scoring most runs in a single over in Test cricket.
Wishes poured in from all over the world on Twitter wishing the great cricket legend.
If at all someone turned batting into a fine arts masterclass, it has to be this man. No other left handed Batsman has fascinated me as much as him. Played BEST playing against the BEST. Wishing the Greatest and My most favorite @BrianLara Happiest of Birthdays ?? pic.twitter.com/1CXCKsDbqz— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 2, 2018
11,953 Test runs - #1 for Windies— ICC (@ICC) May 2, 2018
10,405 ODI runs - #1 for Windies
The Test record score - 400*
The first-class record score - 501*
Happy birthday to the legendary @BrianLara! pic.twitter.com/jLE1XCZnIo
Happy birthday Brian Lara.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 2, 2018
- Only man to score 400 runs in a Test innings.
- Only man to score 500 runs in a first class innings.
- Only man to break the record of highest individual score in Tests twice.
The only batsman to score a quadruple hundred (400*) in Test cricket and a quintiple hundred (501*) in First Class cricket— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) May 2, 2018
Happy birthday to the Prince of Trinidad, @BrianLara pic.twitter.com/KfMepBbdZH
Former West Indies run machine Brian Lara turns 49 today. He holds the records for highest score in first-class cricket (501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham) and Tests (400no against England) pic.twitter.com/m3a4KPzQwb— PA Sport (@pasport) May 2, 2018
He played his last match on April 21, 2007, against England and scored 18 runs. While interacting with media post-match he asked, "Did I entertain?" to sum up his entire career.