Cricket: 2 Bravos + 1 Lara

By admin Tue, 05/08/2012 - 14:03 SportCulturecricketDwayne BravoDarren BravoBrian Lara

The Lara gene pool in Santa Cruz continues to churn out world class batsmen. The new international headline grabber is Darren Bravo, younger cousin of the world famous record-breaking batsman Brian Lara.

Bravo is currently in England with the West Indies team, preparing for the series that starts on May 17. His left handed strokeplay has been the subject of adoration and comparisons with Lara in many YouTube videos like this one.  Today he is again fending off The Telegraph's urge to compare. He told them his focus is on making a name for himself:

"I often seem to be spoken of as 'the next Brian Lara', but I can't really focus on that," he said.

"I just have to go out there and play my natural game every time I bat."

Darren's older brother Dwayne Bravo is a right-handed all rounder who did not suffer through the same comparisons with cousin Brian. But he has picked up quite a few marketing tricks and is currently maximizing his earning potential in the Indian Premier League, and as you'll see inthis video, working on his entertainment career in his spare time.