Who is the best batsman in today’s cricket, Sachin or Lara?
November 23, 2006 12:05am CST
Brian Lara’s scintillating his 9th double hundred in the Multan Test should not only subdue the debate of who is the best batsman of this generation. He is now second batsman who has smashed double hundreds (9 double centuries) after Sir Don Bradman (12 Double centuries). He has also completed 34th century and equals record of Indian little master Sunil Gavaskar. Tendulkar’s 35 Test hundreds still keeps him one ahead of the West Indies left-hander, but if Lara’s form is any indication, this lead may only be academic. No other batsman in the history of the game - with such a propensity for attacking strokes — has shown the technique and sustenance for playing big innings as Lara -- except perhaps Bradman. And even Bradman did not make 400 in a Test or 500 in a first class innings. In that sense, Lara is unique.
6 Feb 07
Sachin definately outplays Lara, even lara admits to that ... lara has 34 centuries in 232 innings that he played and sachin has 35 centuries in 217 innings that he played ... sachin averages at 54.90 and lara averages at 52.90, Sachin is 22 times not out in an innings and Lara is just 6 times not out in an innings Lara has only 19 centuries in ODI's Sachin has 41, Lara averages 40 and sachin averages 44.68, LAra has a strike rate of 80, Sachin has a strike rate of 89 in ODI's Sachin is the most run getter in Foreign soil second comes Lara, And for ponting fans ... Ponting is no way near Sachin's Class - Pressure and expectations under which Sachin plays is uncomparable ... Ponting has a form, Lara has a Class and Sachin is Legend of any form of cricket