Brian Lara, West Indies legend, is currently a part of the official broadcaster's board for the ongoing IPL 2020. Lara has seen the progression of a lot of young cricketers in the tournament. Many of them are becoming famous in the IPL 2020. Furthermore, who can give a better suggestion to the young cricketers than the legend himself?
The young cricketers like Devdutt Padikkal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Tewatia, and Ruturaj Gaikwad have dazzled in the ongoing IPL season. Lara took a cue from his cricketing days and said that it is significant for each young player to keep up their basics during their entire career.
Brian Lara advises keeping the foundation of the game and good technique
Fans remember the West Indies legend Brian Charles Lara posing a crouched stance, a high backlift. He was consistently a joy to the eye. At the point when he stood on the crease, it looked hard to pick up his wicket. He demonstrated self-control and played long innings, bringing the game away from the opponent team as no one could. He was an exercise for the bowlers in Test cricket. Young players today can investigate every one of his innings and learn the art of batting long with ease.
According to Brian Lara, the youngsters must keep the essentials of the game. When he began, Lara played 3 and 4-day games significantly more. Furthermore, the one thing that helped him, he had played 25 ODIs before he played his first Test. Lara didn't have the foggiest idea of how to hit a six! Yet, when he got past 5 to 10 ODIs, he realized that he needed to figure out how to hit sixes, to discover holes, to score rapidly.
“So, my foundation from 3-day-cricket and experience from ODI cricket was used to further my Test cricket, which was the right way of doing it. That’ll be my advice to these wonderful young batsmen: Keep the foundation of your game and good technique, even if they are playing T20 in the biggest league in the world,”.
Brian Lara told Hindustan Times
Lara finished his career with 11953 Test runs, 10405 in ODIs, and a heap of memories to treasure for the cricket fans. Players like him are not brought into the world frequently.