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

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