West Indian batting great Brian Lara says he would’ve loved Australia to have allowed David Warner to try break his world record for the highest individual Test match score.
The Australian opener surpassed Sir Donald Bradman and Mark Taylor’s famous mark of 334, to enter into the top 10 all-time Test match scores.
However, the declaration denied Warner the opportunity to chase Lara’s famous score of 400 against England in 2004.
“Records are made to be broken,” Lara said.
“It’s great when they are broken by attacking players and entertainers.
“It was a great innings. I can see that Australia winning the match was the major thing and the weather was a big factor but I would have loved to have seen Australia go for it.
“Being here (in Adelaide) I would have loved to see it.”
The declaration splits opinions in Australia, particularly in the context of Warner’s divisive public figure in light of the 2018 ball tampering scandal which saw him banned for 12 months.
The aggressive left-handed batsman finished as Player of the Series with 489 runs from three innings.