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Former fast bowler Aaqib Javed overlooked a number of Pakistan legends when asked who his favourite batsman of all time was.
Rather than pick from the likes of Younis Khan, Zaheer Abbas or Saeed Anwar, Javed chose iconic West Indies batsman Brian Lara.
Lara was one of the most prolific batsmen the West Indies ever produced, as he represented his country in 131 Tests. He accumulated 11,953 runs, including 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries, at an average of 52.88.
But, Lara will forever be remembered as the man who single-handedly tore England apart after he scored 400 not out against them in 2004, which to this day still remains the record for the highest individual score in a Test match.
The 51-year-old also featured in 299 ODIs, where he scored 10,405 runs, which included 19 hundreds and 63 fifties, at an average of 40.48.
“All time favourite batsman is Brian Lara,” Javed said in an interview on YouTube.