Cricket has played a very important role in my life; I’ve even written a Masters thesis on West Indies Cricket and Colonialism. Brian Lara is my all-time favourite. Messiah, Pariah, he played many roles during his career. The one constant through it all was his genius. Many have had questions about his character and commitment, but NEVER his talent.
I am currently working on a more extensive piece on Lara, but in the interim, here’s arguably his greatest work. This innings against Australia came at one of the most tumultuous times in his career, 153* to steal an improbable win for West Indies. He was the Messiah that day.
Watch that cover drive at 0:18 off Glenn McGrath, breathtaking.
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