Bravo reveals Lara `told him to go out, make name for himself` after first day of Kiwi Test
Wellington – West Indies player Darren Bravo has revealed that cricket legend Brian Lara messaged him after the first day of the New Zealand Test and said that it was important for him to go out there and make a name for himself.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Bravo’s room was plastered with photos of his cousin and cricketing idol Brian Lara when he was child.
He revealed that as a kid growing up, whenever Lara’s photo was in the newspaper or a magazine, he would cut it out and stick it up all over his room.
When Bravo rumbled past 150, Lara was following his progress in the middle of the night in London, and tweeted ‘keep it going DMBravo’, the report said.
The 24-year-old became the 26th West Indies batsman, Lara included, to score a Test double-century when he edged Ish Sodhi for two, leaping and punching the air as his captain Darren Sammy enveloped him in a bear hug, the report added.