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Brian Lara is a former West Indies cricketer. He is considered a cricketing legend.

Brian Lara holds the world record for the highest individual test score of 400*.

In September 2012, Brian Lara paid a surprise visit to the Sachin Tendulkar's residence. A picture of their meeting was posted by Sachin Tendulkar on his Facebook and Twitter pages.

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