“Playing for the country should come first. Because I played for the West Indies, other opportunities opened up for me” – Brain Lara

Lara is one of the greatest players of all time.  It testifies to the more than 22 000 international runs he has scored. Trinidadian player who played for the West Indies national side in 1990.

Lara is currently the advisor and batting coach of the Sunrises Hyderabad team.  During those duties, a number of important issues were discussed during a discussion with stars Sport India.

He was very disappointed that many young players there were moving away from the Test cricket format to the Twenty20. He added that the ICC should bring in a law to play a certain number of matches before playing in leagues.

“Playing for the country should come first. Because I played for the West Indies, other opportunities opened up for me. It’s disappointing to see young cricketers leaving Test cricket.”

“The ICC should come up with a rule stating a cricketer must play a certain number of games for his country before he can play in the Twenty20 leagues. Something needs to be done.”

Shane Warne, one of the greatest leg spiner in the world who died a few days ago, mentioned that there were duels between the two of them.  He added that his influence was positive wherever he went.

“We’ve been involved in some fascinating duels. But after the day’s play, he would leave everything behind and have a drink with you. As a commentator, he articulated the right issues. His influence was positive wherever he went.”

There were also discussions about his future ipl plans.  He hopes to work with Murali, one of his contemporaries and Lara said during the program that he has great tactics and that he needs to develop a strategy to play his bowling attack.

 

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