David Warner was agonisingly close to breaking Brian Lara’s record of highest score in a Test innings. As the Australia opener was breaking records after records during his monumental knock of 335 not out against Pakistan in Adelaide, all eyes were set on the Lara’s record. Not many players have come close to breaking Lara’s record of 400 runs in a single Test innings but Warner had the chance to finally break it.
With Pakistan bowlers looking absolutely clueless and Warner showing no signs of fatigue, the record was perhaps there for the taking. However, before Warner could even get close to the 400-run mark, Australia captain Tim Paine sensationally decided to declare the innings. With the weather forecast in Adelaide not promising, Paine did not want to hamper his team’s chances of winning the game and thus called back Warner after he surpassed the highest Test score of Sir Don Bradman and Mark Taylor.
Warner meets Lara:
Just a handful of days after that stunning knock, David Warner had the chance to meet Lara in Adelaide. Lara, in fact, was in Adelaide when Warner was batting and was also contemplating visiting the stadium to see the latter’s batting. Warner, nonetheless, made the most of Lara’s presence in Adelaide and caught up with the batting legend.
Later, he took to social media to post a photograph of himself with Lara. While expressing his delight over meeting Lara, Warner said he is hoping he would get another chance to break Lara’s record for the highest Test score once again.
“Great to catch up with the legend himself. Maybe one day I will get another chance to Knock 400 off ??. @brianlaraofficial,” wrote David Warner.