“Shubman Gill can break both my records” – Brian Lara on his record of 400* and 501*
By SMCS - Dec 6, 2023 11:00 am
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West Indian batting legend Brian Lara named Indian star Shubman Gill as the batter to break his world records of 501* and 400* as well. However, Lara remains the only cricketer to smash a quadruple century in Tests against England in 2004. His 400* is the world record for the highest Test score in international cricket as well. He also holds the highest individual score in first-class cricket, hitting 501* in a County Championship match for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994 as well.

Brian Lara
Brian Lara

Speaking to Anandabazar Patrika, Lara picked Gill as the best batter of this generation and he also felt the 24-year-old would break several records in his career as well.

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“Shubman Gill can break both my records. Gill is the most talented batter in this new generation. He will rule cricket in the coming years. I believe he will go on to break many big records. He (Gill) can do it (break my records),” Lara said. “If Gill plays County cricket then he can break my 501*. In Test cricket, he can surely go past 400. Cricket has changed a lot, especially batting. Batters play t20 leagues across the globe. IPL has changed everything. The scoring rate has gone up. So you will keep seeing big scores. Shubman will score big, mark my words.”

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

While Shubman Gill has shown great skill for massive scores in white-ball cricket with his double century and century in ODIs and T20Is, he has struggled in the red-ball format. The youngster averages only 32.20 in 18 Tests as well. However, Shubman Gill could not convert his starts into three-figure scores in the 2023 World Cup also.

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“Gill didn’t score a century (in the World Cup) but look a the knocks he has already played. He has centuries in all formats, has smashed a double hundred in ODIs and has also played many match-winnings in the IPL. I’m sure he will many ICC tournaments in the future,” Brian Lara concluded.