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Wasim Akram pays birthday tribute to Brian Lara

Wishes also poured in from other cricketers around the world

Wasim Akram pays birthday tribute to Brian Lara PHOTO: Cricket Australia

Legendary batsman Brian Lara celebrated his 51st birthday on Saturday and on this special occasion, cricket fraternity, including former Pakistan legend Wasim Akram, extended warm wishes to the cricket great.

Akram took to Twitter, to wish Lara and rated the Trinidadian as the best batsman he ever bowled to.

"He was the best I played against... greatest batsman of my era who could tear apart any bowler in the world on any day...I cherish the duels I had with him.  Above everything, he is an amazing human being... Happy Birthday Brian Charles Lara," Akram tweeted.

 

He was the best I played against... greatest batsman of my era who could tear apart any bowler in the world on any day...I cherish the duels I had with him. Above everything, he is an amazing human being... Happy Birthday Brian Charles Lara @BrianLara

— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) May 2, 2020

 

The left-handed batsman Lara scored 11,953 runs with the help of 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries in Test cricket. In One-day Internationals (ODIs), he accumulated over 10,000 runs in 299 matches, smacking 19 centuries during his 17-year long career.

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Lara holds the records for the highest first-class innings score (501*) as well as the highest Test innings score (400*).

Wishes also poured in from around the world as other cricketers also paid tribute to the legend.

 

Happy birthday to the most dashing,dominating,stylish,left handed batsman that has played the game.. Prince of Trinidad 🇹🇹 A top man @BrianLara Glad I played cricket in the era where these legends played the game and inspired 🏏 pic.twitter.com/PqIaX1OWDt

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 2, 2020

Wishing my fellow Taurean ♉ a very happy birthday. Was great fun catching up with you recently. Have a great one, Prince! Look forward to seeing you soon. Take care. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/LJSvdbQ6l6

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 2, 2020

Happy Birthday #legend @BrianLara 🙌 Have a good one.

— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) May 2, 2020

Happy birthday to the legend, the Prince of Trinidad & Tobago and a great human being @BrianLara 🙌🏻 Hope you have a beautiful year ahead and soon we'll do our dance lessons 😅🤗 pic.twitter.com/WhVSdsxW6w

— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 2, 2020

A man known to set unbelievable records on the field and humanitarian benchmarks in life, wishing you the very best on your special day. Happy birthday Sir Brian 🥳 🎉 @BrianLara

— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 2, 2020