Originally posted by Richard
Still, he does have Gayle, Chanderpaul and Sarwan.
Until last year, Chanderpaul struggled to score hundreds. Sarwan has really only come into his own since the Sri Lanka tour. Gayle still hasn't reached his full potential. Basically, the Lara fail=team fail equation lasted for the better part of a decade and yet Lara maintained an average of 50.
It's a fact that the Indian batting lineup is stronger than the West Indies lineup, and that's not just due Sachin.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."