Brian Lara believes ‘Only This’ Indian Batsman Can be the One to Break His Gigantic Records

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Brian Lara with Subhman Gill

Cricket legend Brian Lara has expressed his belief that Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young Indian cricketer, has a strong chance of breaking his records. Lara, who is known for his remarkable achievements in cricket, including his unbeaten 400-run knock, sees great potential in 22-year-old Jaiswal.

Jaiswal’s Test career is just nine games old, but he has already made a significant impact. He has become an integral part of India’s Test and T20 team, and his performance in the longest format of the game is particularly noteworthy. He averages close to 70 with three hundreds, including two double tons in the recent home series against England.

Brian Lara heaps praises over Yashasvi Jaiswal

Lara’s high praise for Jaiswal doesn’t come out of the blue. The two left-handers share a special bond, having spent a lot of time over the past year following their “4 am conversation” during the IPL when Lara was coaching Sunrisers Hyderabad and Jaiswal was in the Rajasthan Royals’ camp.

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What has impressed Lara is Jaiswal’s ability to change gears as per the situation of the game. “If I feel my records are threatened, Jaiswal has got a very good chance to do so. He has got capabilities, a couple of double hundreds already. He is that good,” Lara told PTI editors.

Lara, who has scored close to 12,000 runs in Tests and over 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals, holds the record for the highest individual total, 400 not out against England in 2004. This record still stands tall, and Lara believes that Jaiswal has the potential to challenge it.

Jaiswal’s humility and willingness to work hard have also impressed Lara. He recalls their first meeting fondly and describes Jaiswal as an outstanding young cricketer. Their conversations revolve around making Jaiswal a better cricketer, and Lara is always available to talk cricket.

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Brian Lara’s endorsement of Yashasvi Jaiswal is a testament to the young cricketer’s talent and potential. As Jaiswal continues to grow and develop in his cricketing career, the world will be watching closely to see if he can indeed break Lara’s records. With his talent, hard work, and determination, Jaiswal certainly has a great chance of making his mark in the world of cricket.

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