Former West Indian legend Brian Lara has picked the young Indian batter Shubman Gill as the player who can smash his two world records of 501* and 400*.
Lara is the sole cricketer to achieve a quadruple century in Tests against England in 2004, with his score of 400*. This stands as the world record for the highest Test score in international cricket.
He also possesses the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, scoring 501* in a County Championship match for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994.
While speaking to Anandabazar Patrika, he said, Brian Lara said, “Shubman Gill can break both my records. Gill is the most talented batter in this new generation. He will rule cricket in the coming years. I believe he will go on to break many big records. He (Gill) can do it (break my records)”.
Brian Lara believes that due to the high scoring rates attributed to various T20 Leagues many batting records are likely to be surpassed in the future.
“If Gill plays County cricket then he can break my 501*. In Test cricket, he can surely go past 400. Cricket has changed a lot, especially batting. Batters play t20 leagues across the globe. IPL has changed everything. The scoring rate has gone up. So you will keep seeing big scores. Shubman will score big, mark my words,” Lara added.