Brian Lara rues Australia not giving David Warner opportunity to break his 400 record

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David Warner mesmerized the Adelaide Oval with an unbeaten knock of 335 against Pakistan in the second test. Brian Lara, currently the batsman with the highest individual score feels that Tim Paine should have given a chance to the left-hander to surpass his record score of 400. 

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Warner slewed his way into the record books by registering the fourth fastest triple ton and also surpassing the scores of Mark Taylor and Don Bradman in the process.

Brian Lara, who was in Adelaide coincidentally owing to some commercial engagements felt that he would be able to congratulate Warner on scaling his score just like how Gary Sobers did the same with Lara when he scored 375 against England in 1994. The West Indian legend said:

“I was hoping they might catch me and get me (out) there and that was one of the reasons I was hoping they might have let him go for it,” 

“It would have been amazing to walk out there (as Sobers did). Records are made to be broken. It’s great when they are broken by attacking players. Entertainers. Being in Adelaide I would have got an opportunity to if not walk out at least meet him at this opportune time,”

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