Sachin Tendulkar vs. Brian Lara

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Difference between Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Sachin Tendulkar is called ‘The Little Master’ by his fans and is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the only batsman to score a double century in the history of one day internationals. He is ranked as the 2nd greatest test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman, and 2nd greatest ODI batsman after Viv Richards. He has scored maximum number of test and ODI centuries. Brian Lara is West Indian Batsman and holds a number of records in first class cricket including that of scoring the maximum number of runs in first class cricket; a whopping 501 not out against Durham in 1994.

Sachin Tendulkar
Brian Lara

Background

Sachin was born in Bombay, Maharashtra. He attended MRF Pace Foundation in his school days to learn fast bowling where an Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillie suggested that he concentrate on his batting instead. In his school days he had a reputation as a cricket prodigy. Sachin and Vinod Kambli had a partnership of 664 runs in an inter school game in 1988. Brian Lara attended weekly coaching sessions at a local coaching clinic. At the age of 14 he entered the Fatima College where he began training under coach Harry Ramdaas. At the age of 15, he played his first under-nineteen tournament.     

Career Achievements

Sachin has scored the maximum runs in one day internationals (17,598). He scored 49 centuries in test cricket and 46 in ODI cricket – both being maximums. His contribution to Indian cricket has been acknowledged with the award of the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan. He has been chosen 60 times as “Man of the Match” in his international “one day” career. Brian Lara on the other hand holds the record for scoring the highest number of runs in a test inning; a 400 not out against England in 2004. He is the only batsman to score a quintuple century in first class cricket. Brian Lara is popularly known as the prince of Port of Spain by his fans.

Controversies

Tendulkar was charged with ball tampering by umpire Mike Denness in the 2nd test against South Africa in 2001. He was awarded a one test match ban by the referee. Although after complete investigation by the International Cricket Council the charge and ban were lifted and Mike Denness wasn't allowed to attend the third test after allegations of racism were charged against him. Brian Lara asked Dhoni to walk off the field as his fielder assured him that he has caught Dhoni on the boundary but the replays were inconclusive as to whether the fielder stepped on the rope or not. Lara was called by the referee and was asked for an explanation of his action but was not fined.   

Similarities and Differences

Sachin Tendulkar

  • Sachin is ranked as second greatest test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman, and second greatest ODI batsman after Viv Richards.
  • Was born in Bombay, Maharashtra.
  • Sachin has scored maximum runs in one day internationals (17598).
  • Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.

Brian Lara

  • At the age of 15, Lara played his first under-nineteen tournament.
  • Holds the record of scoring highest runs in a test innings; a 400 not out against England in 2004.
  • Only batsman to score a quintuple century in first class cricket.
  • Brian Lara is popularly known as the prince of Port of Spain.

Comparison of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara

Who is the best cricketer?
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Brian Lara
 
 

Discuss It: comments 16

Sachin Tendulkar, undoubtedly is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. However, he is marginally below Viv Richards, Brian Lara and Gary Sobers. No arguments. Ask Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Glenn Mcgrath and Muttiah Muralidharan - who is the best , Sachin or Lara? One might say ask Shane warne, Andy Flower, Jason Gillispie? Well, Wasim, Imran, Glenn and Murali - their comment holds more importance than any others, because they played against Sachin and Lara and knows them very well plus they are superior than any other since 90's..

Could n't agree more. Lara is the most underrated cricketer. Sachin is also a good cricketer, but can he win matches on his own? and the answer is a big NO. He is not even close to his peers like Inzamam-ul-Haq and Ricky Ponting. Test match winning percentage of Inzamam-ul-Haq is 68, Ricky Ponting is 63 and finally Sachin Tendulkar is 38. At the end of the day, winning matters the most. Media created so much hype about Sachin.

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  • gyanendra wrote on February 2011

mr travis you should know on the behalf of one player you can not win the match, if you will talking about sachin tendulakr he always played better he never played for his record and himself.if you will talking about test match cricket definnatly sachin percentage is 38 but in the match not any player stood with hin on the pitch.but always sachin tendulkar given his 100%

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  • gyanendra wrote on February 2011

in all of them only i would say sachin is the best because forever i played best cricket one day and test as well. he made lot of run in one day and cricket.if you will campare to sachin tendulkar with thease cricketer deffinatly sachin is the best and he would be.no baody can follow the sachin tendulkar in the every formet of the cricket.thats all

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  • Rishikesh wrote on April 2011

Mcgrath has said Tendulkar was better.

Besides if you were to go based on what other cricketers said, Lara has himself said 'Sachin is a genius, I am a mere mortal'

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  • Tony wrote on October 2011

We all are mortals. Modesty is all.

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  • gyanendra wrote on February 2011

right now in this world 14 country are playing cricket.but in all cricketer sachin made lot of run in ane day and test cricket as well.you should know in the history of one day cricket only sachin is the one of batsman who made 200 run i think this record would long lasting .as for my evaluate sachin is the better player in the every formet of the cricket.

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  • gyanendra wrote on February 2011

all of you i want to annonce that world cup sarting from today.of this world cup india will win beacause india has a dare the win the world cup 2011 and in this world cup sachin will make lot of run no body can take off the record of sachin tendulkar and this indian team is the great team because this team is the combination of of youth and experince. this team has enthisuam,capability and intensity for win the world cup and this team will prove that we are the best and we are the supriour in all of the team.....commmon india comman dhikhado....best of luck of all the indian cricketer and other team as well

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  • gyanendra wrote on February 2011

hi **** fistly i will wish to all of team for world cup 2011 and i know that all the team will perform his level best and i hope that in all of the team india will be winner of this world cup.beacuse this world cup is orgnaising in the india not only india but srilanka and bangaldesh as well. you can say this world cup are orgnaising in asia .it is the fact forever since when wolrld cup orgainaised in asia only asian team won the world cup and i know that in all of the asian taem india is the best because this indian team has lot of capiblity for win the world cup and this team is unique team and cobination of youth and experiance as well.

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  • sudesh mishra wrote on September 2011

hey i believe that brain lara is the greatest batsmen of all time .the way he comes out to bat ,his backlift,his style everything is worth watching .abt sachin he is a genius no doubt but he was worth watching in the 90s as he use to play some aggressive cricket,

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  • sudesh mishra wrote on September 2011

i want to ask my friend gyanendra whether sachin has even scored a triple century in tests .besides lara single handedly won matches for wi against tough teams.153 against aussies is a great example.besides mc grath said that on his day lara is the best batsmen.thss/////

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  • Louis Frank wrote on November 2011

Brian Lara is the most entertaining to watch and I believe that if Lara was not victim to the many controversial outs he has received,(which many of us forget)he may have achieved greater results in this game..

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  • Mahmud wrote on January 2012

I agree with Louis Frank

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  • Anish wrote on January 2012

sachin is the best....Just a look at his career...That will prove ,he is far better than lara

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  • hammad wrote on April 2012

Leaving Indians all will say Kallis and LARA is superior, even i must say that INdia produced Gavaskar and Dravid as best cricketers, just ask from Macgrath, Wasim, Shoaid, Lee they all will say Dravid and lara are the most toughest amongst indian media hyped tendulkar.

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  • Manu wrote on July 2013

Could n't agree more..I am an Indian.I always though media is simply praising Sachin.Dravid is a much much greater player than Sachin.CHeck his avg in abroad.He holds the highest avg.The only Indian player who got 8 man of the match Awards in Tests away home is Dravid.I simply cannot understand If he is the so called "GOD of cricket".!!why the heck he cannot score a triple century??Even Sehwag scored 2 tripltes just like that??How can some one even consider a guy who batted for 21 years and never scored a triple and still compared with LARA??..He is the most selfish cricketer I ever seen.Just the see the match against Bangaldesh in Asia Cup Finals..He and All our media celebrated it but we lost the cup.bloody sachin scored his 100th 100 in extremaly slow pace.I agree bowlers didnt do well..Still in that close game India was definitely short of 30 or 40 runs and that is simply because of Sachins selfish Innings..

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