Brian Lara – Biography, Facts & Life Story
His Social Media Profiles
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||5 ft 8 inches (1.73 m)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lbs)|
|Nickname||Princey, The Prince of Port of Spain, Michael Jordan of Cricket|
|Age||54 years old (in 2023)|
|Date of Birth||2 May 1969|
|Full Name||Brian Charles Lara|
|Profession||Former West Indian Cricketer|
|Nationality||Trinidadian and Tobagonian|
|Birthplace||Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago|
Brian Lara is a legendary former cricketer who is predominantly recognized as one of the top batters of all the time. He surpassed Test batting rankings on multiple occasions and holds a number of cricket records, comprising off the record for the top scorer in first-class cricket in 1994, with 501 runs not out against Durham for Warwickshire at Edgbaston, which is the only quintuplet hundred in the history of first class cricket.
In the year 1999, Brian Lara’s breathtaking performance of 153 not out opposite Australia in Barbados, Bridgetown has been regarded by Wisden as second best performance in Test cricket history, next to 270 scored by Donald Bradman in The Ashes Test cricket match. Muttiah Muralitharan, considered as the top Test match bowler by Wisden and the top wickets-taker in both ODIs as well as in Test cricket, has greeted Lara as his hardest challenger amongst all batters around the world.
On 27th November 2009, Brian Lara was elected as a voluntary member of Order of Australia. In the year 2012, Lara was welcomed to ICC’s Hall of Fame at awards ceremonial held in Colombo as a 2012–2013 inductee together with Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath as well as former England female all-rounder named Enid Bakewell.
Brian Lara is one of his eleventh siblings. His father named Bunty and one of his elder sisters named Agnes Cyrus joined him in Harvard Coaching Clinic in his 6 years of age for coaching sessions held on Weekends. Consequently, Brian had a preliminary education in accurate batting tactics. Brian’s first school was St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic. He afterwards joined San Juan Secondary School, which is situated in Lower Santa Cruz. After a year, when Lara was 14 years old, he attended Fatima College wherein he initiated his development as a talented young cricketer under the supervision of Harry Ramdass. Lara combined 745 runs in schoolboys’ union, with a 126.16 average per innings, which got him nominated for National Trinidad under-16 squad. Brian Lara was only 15 years old when he played his first under-19 cricket tournament and in the same year, he embodied West Indies in Under-19 cricket.
Brian Lara Education
School: • St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
• San Juan Secondary School, Santa Cruz
College: Fatima College, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Brian Lara Career
Profession: Former West Indian Cricketer
Net Worth: $60 million
Family & Relatives
Father: Bunty Lara
Mother: Pearl Lara
Marital Status: Single
No. of Children: 2
Daughter: Sydney (born 1996) and Tyla (born 2010)
- Lynnsey Ward (British Model)
- Jamey Bowers (Miss Scotland)
- Jamey Bowers (Miss Scotland)
Facts You Never Knew About Brian Lara
- Is Brian Lara addicted to smoking?: Not Known
- Is Brian Lara alcoholic?: Yes
- He was only 6 years old when he initiated to play cricket in Harvard Coaching Clinic.
- In his 14 years of age, he scored 745 runs in schoolboys’s club, with 126.16 averages for each inning. Owing to this, he was nominated in Trinidad national under-16 team.
- In the year 1987, Lara scored 498 as a first-class cricketer in West Indies Youth Competitions and broke the record of Carl Hooper that scored 480 in the year 1986.
- In the year 1995, after his first tripartite hundred opposite England, he created an autobiography titled “Beating the Field: My Own Story”, co-created with Brian Scovell.
- In the year 1989, his father passed away of heart attack, owing to this; his selection in national cricket was hindered, and in the year 2002, his mom died of cancer.