When West Indies is fighting it out with Afghanistan in England, the Caribbean legend Brian Charles Lara was present in India. He has been conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Science by DY Patil University, Nerul.
It can’t be possible that there is ‘The Prince of Trinidad’ and there’s no discussion on cricket and today was no exception. There were questions thrown at Lara of which there was one where he was asked about the best batsman today.
The left hander batted for Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli as he said,”There is no doubt that there is a huge gap between him(Virat Kohli) and rest of the World in all formats of the game”. He added,”Rohit Sharma might have four centuries in this World Cup, Bairstow or whatever but, if you want somebody to bat in T20, T10, Test Cricket today then it has to be Virat Kohli”.
But while asked to compare between Kohli and his old friend Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara was in no hesitation to voice his choice. Going for the ‘Master Blaster’ the West Indian legend said, “Virat Kohli is a run machine. But sorry to say Sachin is my choice”.