Former West Indies Cricketer Brain Lara shared a glipse of his son Zende who was learning to bat with a little help and some instructions from his mother. Brain Lara who is considered as one of the greatest batsman of all time holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994.
Lara recently posted a video on his Instagram where his con seen learning to bat with some advice from his parents.
Lara was a southpaw but his son is a right-hander. “Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a left-handed batsman,” the former West Indies cricketer wrote.
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Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a lefthanded batsman. Mummy is giving him some good advice. Look at the attitude when told to switch hands. 😎😂 “Both hands on the bat” 😂 NO Action time swings right misses swings left and makes contact #donedeal #leftiebatsman “Don’t you want to play like daddy” NO! 👍 #betterthan That’s my boy!
Sachin Tendulkar’s reply to Lara’s post
The video soon caught the attention of his good friend Sachin Tendulkar. The master blaster shared the pic of Lara’s son with a childhood picture of himself holding the bat in a similar manner.
“@brianlaraofficial I know of another boy who had a similar grip and didn’t do too badly in international cricket,” Tendulkar wrote.
The West Indies legend then re-shared the picture, and replied, “I can see that @sachintendulkar and some of the best bowlers in the world felt that sword! Well I am not interfering then lol. Thanks for the advice. #rightvsleft #legend #mostruns #recordsmen.”
Sachin Tendulkar and Brain Lara comparision
|Brain Lara||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Highest score (ODI)||169||200 not out|
|Highest score (Tests)||400 not out||248 not out|