Surprising Choice: Brian Lara Recruits Indian Batter to Surpass His Record Scores



The West Indies legend identified the batter who he believes has the best chance of achieving this remarkable feat. Records are meant to be broken, and while some may seem unbreakable, there are always individuals who rise to the challenge. Take, for example, Sachin Tendulkar’s remarkable achievement of scoring 100 international centuries, Mutthaiah Muralitharan’s incredible feat of taking 800 Test wickets, Brian Lara’s highest Test score of 400, and Rohit Sharma’s astonishing ODI score of 264. These records have stood the test of time, but even Lara himself believes that his record can be surpassed. In an era where team totals of 400-plus in a Test innings have become increasingly rare, Lara not only expressed his belief that his world record individual score can be surpassed, but he also identified the batter who he believes has the best chance of achieving this remarkable feat. The West Indies cricket legend, Brian Lara, recently expressed his belief in the immense potential of India’s talented batsman, Shubman Gill, stating that Gill has the capability to surpass the remarkable feat of scoring more than 400 runs in a single Test innings. “Shubman Gill can break both my records,” Lara told Anandabazar Patrika. The former West Indies captain referred Gill as the most talented batter of the current lot. “Gill is the most talented batter in this new generation. He will rule cricket in the coming years. I believe he will go on to break many big records,” Lara said. “He (Gill) can do it (break my records),” Lara said again. If Gill plays County cricket then he can break my 501*. In Test cricket, he can surely go past 400. Cricket has changed a lot, especially batting. Batters play t20 leagues across the globe. IPL has changed everything. The scoring rate has gone up. So you will keep seeing big scores. Shubman will score big, mark my words,” Lara added. Gill, who began his career as a Test cricket opener, has recently transitioned to the No.3 position after India’s decision to explore alternatives to Cheteshwar Pujara. Gill will encounter a formidable challenge as India’s No.3 during the South Africa tour.