West Indian legend Brian Lara, who is in New York as part of the ICC Cricket World Tour 2019 Trophy Cup, chose India team captain Virat Kohli and English test captain Joe Root as the best hitters in the world. world at this time. During the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, Lara also pointed out that English sprinters James Anderson and South African Kagiso Rabada are their favorite bowlers. The Kohli and Root units are currently participating in a series of five-game tests in which England have gained an irreproachable 3-1 advantage. Despite the result, this series has been a personal triumph for the 29-year-old Indian captain, who is the top scorer with a match to be played. The number one test hitter in the world has scored 544 runs in four games, including two centuries and three fifties. The fifth and final test between India and England will be played at the Kennington Oval in London starting Friday.
While covering a variety of topics during the session, Lara also said she struggled to face change assistants Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne during her days as a player.
"Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne always confused me in the first part of our confrontation, while Shane Warne did not, having said that, as my entries grew I felt that I had more control over Muttiah, while Shane seemed to grow in confidence. definitely the two best spinners of my time.
"He (Warne) played for the best team in the world during my time, he was and still is considered the best leg runner to play the game, it was a battle I just accepted in some of the biggest cricket arenas." Said Lara.
The 49-year-old, who is the first and only man to score a quadruple in international cricket, endorsed the decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a ten-team ODI World Cup.
"The most important thing that the ICC must take into account is the growth of the game, where that will happen in the T20 format.All countries that are participating in sport lately are attracted to the T20 format, since it is the most exciting.
"Move to the longer formats, you want good quality and intense cricket and only the best teams in the world can offer that, so I feel that the number of teams in the World T20 is 16 and the number in the ODI World Cup is 10 is the right thing to do, "he said.
Lara also spoke in favor of the inclusion of cricket in the Olympic Games, and said that the T20 format deserves an opportunity.
"The T20 format lasts only three hours, so I do not see why it can not be included in the Olympic Games, it was nice to see that golf got that opportunity again, it's cricket time now," he said.