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Former West Indies cricketer, holds the record for highest individual score of 400 not out in test cricket


The Hon Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM (born 2 May 1969, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago) is a former West Indian cricketer, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records. He holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.

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 I don't know if I can (play next year). It has been a long time since I have played competitive cricket. The standard of cricket being played in the Indian Premier League is pretty high, so I need to be on the top of my game before I think of joining the League, 
— Brian Lara not sure if he can play in IPL / March 16, 2010
 So for now I am happy watching it. It is an awesome concept. IPL is into its third year. They had a season in South Africa and this year it is back in India. I like the concept of franchise (-based cricket) with the private investors coming in, 
— Brian Lara on playing in IPL / March 16, 2010
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 Just like in the English Premier League in England and the Spanish League, you know people are following their clubs. The players are real. It is a great venture and is catching up all around the world, 
— Brian Lara on playing in IPL / March 16, 2010
 The feat is an outstanding achievement. He is the first person to score a double hundred in ODIs. Sachin still has the strength, character, and physical fitness to achieve the feat, 
— Brian Lara on Sachin Tendulkar's record of scoring a double century in a One Day match / March 11, 2010
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 I'd be happy if Sachin breaks my record of 400 not out in Test cricket, 
— Brian Lara / March 11, 2010

 Records are meant to be broken and there are many young talented cricketers who are capable of breaking this record, 
— Brian Lara on records in cricket / March 11, 2010
 Its an unnecessary comparison of players of different eras. One needs to appreciate a player's performance rather that comparing, 
— Brian Lara on comparisons between Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Donald Brandman / March 11, 2010
 If I had a son I would have wanted him to play like Sachin, 
— Brian Lara / March 11, 2010
 I haven't played cricket in the last two-three years and I don't intend to play cricket now. 
— Brian Lara whether he wants to play IPL / March 11, 2010
 Sachin Tendulkar is a genius. I'm a mere mortal. 
— Brian Lara about Sachin Tendulkar