Friday, April 20, 2007

Brian Charles Lara

I read the news of Brian Laras' retirement from international cricket a few hours back. And it made me sad, to think that tomorrow will be the last time we see the genius of this person on a cricket field. To me, he is the greatest batsman of this generation, ahead of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

And I am not saying this on the basis of the records that he holds. It is the manner in which he played the game, the joy he brought to the spectators is what I will always remember him for.

Thank you Lara! We will miss you.