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Lara always walked!
« on: April 26, 2007, 08:52:37 PM »
After reading Gus Fraser's article he reminded me something about Lara  quite possibly one of his greatest achievements. Lara always walked once he edged a ball and the catch was cleanly taken. He never so much as looked at the umpire. He never hesitated - he always turned his back and walked - whether the score was 30-4 or 300-4 or he was on 5 or 95.

In the age where almost every single other cricket star (excluding Gilchrist) stays at the crease and waits, Lara's walking every single time says volumes about the man. Sachin walks sometimes, so does Dravid and even Sarwan but Lara walked EVERY time. I'm sure we all remember all those times Lara was "cheated out" - whether it was an umpiring mistake or Ian Healy stumping him without the ball, or Steve Waugh thinking 'one bounce' is out. Yet Lara still did the right thing when it was up to him. He always said doing the right thing was more important than things balancing out. And at times I thought he was foolish but I look back at him now and commend him.

Lara taught me something so important from his actions in this case. Yes he may not have been a great example off the field most of the times but let's look at the great things the man has done. Brian Lara I applaud you for all these years of doing the right thing - keep walking :beermug:

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Re: Lara always walked!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 10:02:16 PM »
Yep I will always remember when after breakin the record in 94 and the great County Season the man struggle no tail in India. In the last test match the man walk at 91 that is when I say hats off to you brudder. It talke a man a big man to have done that.

As for not being a role model of the field pleezeeeeeee. How many of us if our boss followed us after work might still have a job? What th eman do after he score me my runs is no business of mind. As Charles Barkley said not because I dunk a basketball I not suppose to raise your kids. Is aright to luv these players for their sporting accomplishment but to say that you want to be like them is goin way to farrrrrr.
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