Darren keen to move out of Lara's shadow

“I know there is a lot of talk about my similarity in batting with Lara. It’s a honour to get talked in the same breath as a great batsman like Lara. I just hope I can match some of his deeds,” Bravo, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago team in the Champions League, said on Tuesday.

Bravo, who made his debut against India in Kingston in June, impressed all instantly with a sparkling array of shots, high backlift and twinkling footwoork, all reminiscent of the more illustrious Trinidadian.

Sometimes, getting compared with legends such as Lara could heighten the expectations from a player, paving the way for undue pressure. However, Bravo said the tag had not put any burden on him.

“When you play like that, people will naturally compare you with Lara. But that has not added any pressure on me. I know what my abilities are and my focus is on improving my game and playing a long time for the West Indies in all formats. More importantly, I have my brother, Dwayne, near me in the team and that helps a lot to keep me calm and focused,” the 20-year old said.

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