Darren Bravo headed for greatness: Brian Lara

Darren Bravo scored his third century in four Tests when he scored 166 against India in Mumbai on Wednesday © AFP

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Trinidad & Tobago: Nov 25, 2011

 

West Indies legend Brian Lara believes Darren Bravo is the man opposition will now fear and the 22-year-old is on his way to become an all-time great.

 

“Darren Bravo seems to go from strength to strength. It took a bit of time before he got his first hundred, but now he’s had a taste of it and he’s going to carry on,” Lara was quoted saying in Trinidadexpress.

 

“He (Bravo) will just have to keep going,” Lara continued. “He’s got to understand now that a lot of the opposition will start looking at him—the Australians, the English, because he’s now a recognised player, and he will come under a bit of pressure. Hopefully, he has the maturity to come out of it.”

 

Bravo scored his third century in four Tests when he scored 166 against India in Mumbai on Wednesday.

 

Even former pacer Wes Hall predicted phenomenal success for the young Trinidad and Tobago batsman.

 

“Darren Bravo will be the next great West Indian batsman that will gladden our hearts. I know that they said he looks and plays like Lara. Lara has done great things. He’s the only man in the world that has scored a hundred, 200, 300, 400 and 500 runs in a cricket match.

 

“I am saying to you that Darren Bravo will be the next great West Indian batsman, and I think if he remains healthy throughout his career, could actually eclipse those records that we hold so dear,” Hall said.