‘For the first time an Indian player was playing fast bowlers with ease, Sachin was much better than me’
Sachin Tendulkar & Brian Lara: Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are considered one of the best batsmen of their era. Former cricketers and fans often compare the two players. Actually, former Indian player Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut in the year 1989, while Brian Lara made his debut for the West Indies in 1990. However, Sachin Tendulkar is about 4 years younger than Brian Lara. Apart from this, both the players met for the first time in the year 1990.
Sachin was way ahead of me – Brian Lara
Now both the players have put their opinion on each other. Brian Lara said that when I first met Sachin Tendulkar, by that time Sachin Tendulkar had earned a decent name in the world of cricket. Brian Lara said that when I saw Sachin Tendulkar playing for the first time, he was the only Indian player at that time, who was playing the best fast bowlers comfortably. He said that Indian batsmen used to bat well against spinners, but for the first time I saw an Indian batsman playing fast bowlers comfortably. At the same time, Lara said that when I compared Khapad with Sachin at that time, I found that Sachin is far ahead of me.
Sachin-Lara met each other for the first time in the year 1990
At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar said that he had met Lara for the first time in the year 1990. We were in Toronto for the Rest of the World and West Indies match, a few days before that match I had scored my century. Sachin said that he saw Lara in the lobby of the hotel. At that time both of us were young players for our respective teams. At the same time, Sachin said that apart from fast bowlers Ambrose and Walsh, it was easier to meet Lara than other bowlers. Also, the former Indian batsman shared many stories of his friendship with Brian Lara.
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