|Brian Lara Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1969|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Brian Lara is a Trinbagonian TV personality, former cricketer, author, and golfer, widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He achieved the highest individual score in first-class cricket with 501 not out for his team, Warwickshire in a match against Durham in 1994. The record remained unbeaten as of late 2019 and was the 1st ever quintuple hundred in first-class history.
Brian Charles Lara
The Prince, The Prince of Trinidad, The Prince of Port of Spain, Princey
Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
At the age of 6, his older sister Agnes enrolled him in Harvard Coaching Clinic (The Harvard Club) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and he trained cricket every Sunday.
Brian then attended St. Joseph’s Boys’ Roman Catholic Primary School in Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago before enrolling in San Juan Secondary School in Moreau Road, Lower Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago.
At the age of 14, Brian enrolled in Fatima College in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Former Cricketer, Author, TV Personality, Golfer
- Father – Bunty Lara (Employee of the Ministry of Agriculture) (Passed away from a heart attack in 1989)
- Mother – Pearl Lara (Passed away from cancer in 2002)
- Siblings – Agnes Cyrus (Older Sister), Lyndon Lara (Brother), Winston Lara (Brother), Michael Lara (Brother), He also has 6 other siblings.
- Others – Darren Bravo (Cousin Nephew) (Cricketer)
Brian Lara is represented by MN2S Management (Manager) in London, England, United Kingdom, and Miami, Florida, United States.
Right-Arm Leg Break
9 – West Indies
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Brian Lara has dated –
- Lynnsey Ward (2000)
- Jamey Bowers (2014)
- Leasel Rovedas – He was in an on-and-off relationship with a Leasel Rovedas, a journalist and model. She is the mother of his 2 daughters, Sydney Lara (b. 1996) and Tyla Lara, born in late 2010. Brian was inspired by the Sydney Cricket Ground when he chose the name for his 1st daughter.
Race / Ethnicity
Brian Lara has endorsed brands such as Joe Bloggs Jeans 501.
He has also founded a charitable organization, Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation.
Brian Lara Facts
- He is the co-author of his autobiography, Beating the Field: My Own Story (1995) alongside Brian Scovell.
- In 1999, Brian scored 153 not out against Australia. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, a book released annually, also known as the “Bible of Cricket,” rated his performance as the 2nd best batting performance in the history of Test cricket, right after Donald Bradman in a Test match from 1937.
- He achieved the highest individual score in Test cricket with 400 not out for his team, West Indies, against England in 2004.
- In November 2005, Brian passed the record of an Australian cricketer Allan Border who had an 11,174 total. This made him the leading scorer in Test cricket and he went on to score 226 in that innings.
- He held the record for the most runs ever scored by a batsman in Test cricket until October 17, 2008, when Sachin Tendulkar surpassed him.
- In November 2009, Brian was appointed honorary member of the Order of Australia and was awarded the right to the title “The Honorable” in front of his name.
- He was also awarded the Trinity Cross of Trinidad and Tobago and became a member of The Order of the Caribbean Community in 2008.
- In January 2012, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
- Brian’s best friend is a soccer player, Dwight Yorke.
- He has a stadium in Trinidad and Tobago, The Brian Lara Stadium, named and opened in his honor in 2017.
- Brian is a part of the weird statistic as he has played in the 2nd-highest number of Test matches where his team was on the losing side – 63. Cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul holds the record with 68.
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