16 years after Brian Lara racked up the highest individual score in Test cricket, his record still stands tall though several players have come close to toppling the Caribbean legend. Recently, David Warner missed an opportunity to overtake Lara’s special 400-run mark when he was unbeaten on 335 against Pakistan.
With all the talk surrounding which cricketer had the talent to beat Lara’s record score, the former West Indies batsman ruled out Australia’s Steve Smith as a likely candidate. He instead went with Indian skipper Virat Kohli and opening batter Rohit Sharma as the players who could surpass his score.
“It would be difficult for Steve Smith to do it batting at No.4 for Australia. He is a great player but he doesn’t dominate. A player like Virat Kohli, who gets in early and gets set. He is a very attacking player. Rohit Sharma on his day. So they have got quite a group of players who can do so,” Lara told an Indian news publication.