Brian Lara made his international debut against Pakistan in 1990    Getty Images
Brian Lara made his international debut against Pakistan in 1990 Getty Images

West Indies legend Brian Lara turns 47 on Monday. Lara is considered one of the all time greats of the cricketing world. He is the only player to score 400 in Tests and is also the leading run-scorer for West Indies in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI). He finished his Test career with 11,912 runs with 34 tons and 48 half-centuries in 130 matches to his credit. His ODI record is not too bad either. In 299 matches he amassed 10, 348 at an average of 40.90. He also scored 19 centuries and 62 fifties. His last international match was in the ICC World Cup 2007, a tournament where he led West Indies at home. West Indies lost their match to England in a super 8 tie and therefore crashed out of the tournament, which brought curtains to Lara’s 17-year international career. READ: Brian Lara becomes first man in history to reclaim record for Test highest; remains unbeaten on 400

Lara made his international debut against Pakistan in November 1990. A Test debut followed a month later against the same opposition, where he scored 44 in the first innings and 5 in the second. He has also had a couple of stints as West Indies captain. Overall, he led West Indies in 47 Tests and 125 ODIs.

Lara was also the youngest captain of his domestic side Trinidad and Tobago. He was appointed skipper when he was just 20 years old. Lara still holds the record of the highest individual score in First Class Cricket, which is 501 not out. Lara led West Indies to win in the ICC Champions Trophy 2004, when they beat England in the final. VIDEO: Brian Lara’s monsterous knock of 400 against England in 2004

His association with cricket continued even after retirement. Most recently he was led the Leo Lions team in the Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016. His team finished runners-up to Virender Sehwag-led Gemini Arabians. Lara however did not have a good tournament as he managed to score just 48 runs in his five innings.