Brian Lara better than Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, says Shahid Afridi

Ranking the West Indian above Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, Afridi said Lara could play blindfolded.

updated: August 09, 2013 11:57 IST
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Karachi: Joining the debate on who among Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar is a greater batsman, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi said he considers the West Indian a cut above the best of his era.

"Lara was the best batsman I have seen in my entire career spanning 16 years better. Personally I found him to be a class above the two other greats of this era, Tendulkar and (Ricky) Pointing," Afridi said in an interview.

"He was the most difficult batsmen I have bowled too in every format of the game. He could play and hit boundaries at will. Especially against the spinners he produced boundaries out of the hat. He was a superb player and I enjoyed watching him bat," Afridi said.

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