Brian Lara: Playing for country should come first, disappointing to see young cricketers leave Test cricket. Lara believes the ICC should enact a rule requiring cricketers to play a certain number of international games before participating in Twenty20 leagues.
Brian Lara, the Trinidadian who is now the strategic advisor and batting coach of the IPL SRH franchise. Expressed his disappointment at seeing young cricketers abandon Test cricket in favor of T20.
“Playing for your country should always come first.” Other opportunities came my way as a result of my time with the West Indies. It’s disheartening to see young cricketers abandon Test cricket. The ICC should enact a rule requiring a cricketer to play a certain number of games for his country. Before being eligible to play in the Twenty20 leagues. “Something must be done,” Lara said to Sportstar.
He also mentioned being a part of the Sunrisers coaching staff. How much he looks forward to working with Muttiah Muralitharan. The Sri Lankan legend whom he face numerous times during his international career. He stated that Muralitharan had many tricks as a bowler and that he had to plan and create a strategy to play his bowling attack.
Brian Lara: It is disappointing to see young cricketers leave Test cricket
He also recalled Australian spin legend Shane Warne. Whom he referred to as the “greatest leg-spinner ever.” “We’ve been involved in some fascinating duels,” he said, recalling the challenges he faced while facing him. But, at the end of the day, he’d leave everything behind and join you for a drink. As a commentator, he addressed the pertinent issues. Wherever he went, he had a positive impact.”
“India now has a very good team, regardless of who is leading the side.” To beat Australia in Australia and win the final with a second or third side speaks volumes about India’s bench strength and the caliber of pacemen it now possesses. “Rohit appears to be a good captain with a cool head and the respect of all players, including Kohli,” he said of Rohit Sharma, India’s Test Captain.