Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM (born 2 May 1969) is a former West Indian international cricket player. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of his era and one of the finest ever to have graced the game. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.
Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games over the course of a senior career. Lara also holds the test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003.
Full name Brian Charles Lara
Born May 2, 1969 (age 45) Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
National side West Indies
Test debut 6 December 1990 v Pakistan
Last Test 27 November 2006 v Pakistan
ODI debut 9 November 1990 v Pakistan
Last ODI 21 April 2007 v England
ODI shirt no. 9