Brian Lara backs star Indian batter to break his world record test score

Former West Indian legendary batter Brian Lara has named one Indian batter who can go on to break his record of highest test score by an individual batter

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Former West Indian legendary batter Brian Lara has heaped into praise on star Indian batter during a chat recently. The 54-year-old was speaking to Anand Bazaar Patrika when he made this huge claim.

Brian Lara holds the record for the highest score in test cricket by a batter. The former West Indian skipper hit 400 not out at ST Johns Ground in Antigua versus England in 2004. Matthew Hayden had scored 380 to go past Lara’s old record of 375 only to see the left-handed-batter set a new record.

West Indian great backs Indian batter to break his Test record –

Former West Indian skipper Brian Lara said that Shubman Gill can break two records set by the master himself. Speaking to Anand Bazaar Patrika, the 54-year-old said Gill can break the 400 and 501 runs record.

Brian Lara said, “Shubman Gill can break both my records. He can do it”. The Caribbean legend went on to say, “In test cricket, he can surely go past 400. Cricket has changed a lot, especially batting. Batters play T20 leagues around the globe. IPL has changed everything. The scoring rate has gone up.  So, you will keep seeing big scores, Shubman Gill will score big, mark my words”

The former legendary batter also backed Shubman Gill to break his 501-run domestic total. Brian Lara had achieved this feat while batting in the English domestic circuit 29 years ago. “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 records.”

The 54-year-old ended the chat by saying “If Gill plays county cricket he will break my record of 501 not out”. Shubman Gill will be next seen playing test cricket during the tour of South Africa.

The 24-year-old will be batting at number three position after Indian selectors dropped Cheteshwar Pujara due to inconsistent form. India will be playing two test matches in South Africa. The first test is to be played on Boxing Day with Centurion hosting the game.   

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