He has scored 2 triple hundreds, holds the record for most Test runs in an innings and most first class runs in an innings. Is Brian Charles Lara is the Greatest Left Handed Batsman? Watch this excellent documentary on Brian Lara and decide if he is the Greatest Left Handed Batsman or not?

It’s always been a joy to play against him. I loved watching Brian scoring runs against other nations, not India — Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar has all the records, but Brian Lara is better — Muttiah Muralitharan

He has the only score of 400 in test cricket, a triple century and seven double centuries. That’s a remarkable feat, especially when you consider neither Tendulkar nor Ponting has a triple century — Ian Chappell

With Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, it was better to be friends and make them smile rather than wind them up — Shane Warne

I have never seen a batsman play spin and medium-pace better than Lara — Michael Holding

 

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 34 48 1559 88 164 0
ODIs 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 N/A N/A 120 0
First-class 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 N/A N/A 65 88 N/A N/A 320 0
List A 429 411 43 14602 169 39.67 N/A N/A 27 86 N/A N/A 177 0
T20s 3 3 0 99 65 33.00 86 115.11 0 1 11 1 0 0

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