I loved my battles with these two: Warne salutes Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara

NEW DELHI: Wishing the West Indies legend Brian Lara on his 51st birthday today, former Australian magician Shane warne rated him as the best hitter of his generation.

Warne, who played 145 tests and 194 ODI for Australia, shared a photo with the legendary Cricket player. Sachin Tendulkar and Lara and said she loved the intense rivalries with the duo during their Cricket career.

I loved my battles with these two legends, unfortunately they won most of the time! But I hope our battles on the field will entertain everyone and you have enjoyed them. Both @brianlaraofficial and @sachintendulkar were easily the best hitter of my generation. Ps Happy birthday BC, have a nice day buddy, Warne captioned the photo on Instagram.

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I loved my battles with these two legends, unfortunately they won most of the time 😩😂 !!! But I hope that our battles on the field will entertain everyone and that everyone has enjoyed them. Both @brianlaraofficial and @sachintendulkar were easily the best hitter of my generation. Ps Happy birthday BC, have a great day buddy 👍

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Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in the first class Cricket (501 was not). In 1994, playing for Warwickshire Against Durham at Edgbaston, Lara scored 501 not out.

Lara played a knock of 400 runs against England in the fourth Test of the four-match series in 2004 at the Antigua Recreation Stadium, which still remains the highest individual score in Test Cricket

The veteran had announced his retirement from international Cricket in 2007. He finished his career with 22,358 runs and 53 international centuries.

He also shares the record for scoring the most runs in one go in a test match.

The 51-year-old crushed Robin Peterson of South Africa for 28 runs on a single in 2003.

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