Brian Lara's birthday: Interesting facts about the West Indies legend
On this day in 2004, former West Indies left-handed batsman Brian Lara scored the highest test score ever - 400 runs. Today we take a look at some interesting, lesser known facts about 'The Prince of Port of Spain'.
>> Brian Lara set a record for the highest individual score (501) in first class cricket.
>> Brian Lara had set the highest test individual score of 375 against England in 1994 which was broken by Matthew Hayden’s 380 in 2003. 6 months later, Lara reset the record with his epic 400* against the same team - England at the same ground - St. John's, again.
>> Brian Lara scored 18 runs in his last ODI game in the World Cup 2007.
>> Brian Lara’s highest ODI score is 169 against Sri Lanka in 1995.
>> Brian Lara is the sixth highest international test run scorer with 11,953 runs.
>> In 1987, Lara scored a record-breaking 498 runs in the West Indies Youth Championships.
>> Brian Lara is the only player to score both 2 Test triple centuries and 2 career quadruple centuries.
>> Brian Lara is also a golf player and has won titles in golf tournaments in the Caribbean.
>> Brian Lara has also taken 4 wickets in ODI's with his right-arm leg-break spin bowling.
>> According to Sri Lanka's Muralitharan, one of the best bowlers in cricket, Brian Lara is the hardest player to bowl to.
>> Brian Lara got his first job in the markering department at Angostura Ltd.
>> Brian Lara is currently dating former Miss Scotland Jamey Bowers. He previously dated British lingerie model Lynnsey Ward.
>> Lara along with Trinidadian journalist and model Leasel Rovedas have two daughters - Sydney and Tyla.
>> His father died of a heart attack in 1989 and mother succumbed to cancer in 2002.