Lara does it again

Records are made to be broken
Among Lara’s other cricketing achievements are:
* 351 in a test match (221 and 130); the most runs by an individual player in a test match in a losing effort;
* Hitting Robin Peterson of South Africa for 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4, in one over, playing against South Africa in 2003;
* Achieving his 27th century in test cricket before his home crowd at the Queen’s Park Oval, leaving him the West Indian cricketer with the most centuries in test cricket.
Lara, more than anyone else, is extremely aware that records are made to be broken.
He made this very clear when, having amassed the awesome individual test score of 400 runs in Antigua and Barbuda to reclaim his world record.
Lara told the media that while many would have wanted him to continue batting, there was really no point.
He understood the importance of the moment and he notched the record just a little higher, leaving it there for others to go after.
Lara enjoys breaking records and the fact that he has probably established enough to leave him as perhaps one of the greatest batsmen of all time, if not the best. He loves challenges and takes them on with consummate ease.
In an interview following his latest record-breaking achievement Lara simply stated that there are players currently in the game who have the capacity to break this particular record, but it was important to savor the moment, to enjoy the experience of knowing that he has entered the record books yet again, at the helm of it all, even if it is for a brief spell.

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