Salaam Sachin Conclave: If I had a son, I would've wanted him to watch Sachin Tendulkar on YouTube, not me, says Brian Lara

Brian Lara rates Sachin Tendulkar’s 241 as the Little Master’s greatest innings. (Photo courtesy: Sudatta Mukherjee)

Mumbai: Nov 12, 2013

Brian Lara reflected on the time he batted with Sachin Tendulkar and some of his favourite innings at a Conclave on the Little Master organised by India Today in Mumbai on Tuesday. He said that if he had a son, he would have wanted him to watch Tendulkar on Youtube rather than himself.

“Sachin has been the flag-bearer of world cricket. He has stood out because of his dedication and has seen the way,” says Lara.

“I want to see a Sachin hundred and a West Indian victory,” says Lara about the Mumbai Test.

“If I had a son, and he would watch me bat on YouTube, I would take it off and ask him to watch Sachin bat. One of the best techniques I have seen against all types of bowling. His balance, his footwork and the way his head was over the ball, any young player should follow,” says Lara.

“He does have a funny side. We have spent time at each others homes. Sometimes, things need to be kept indoors,” says Lara.

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