Is he the greatest batsmen of the last fifty years?
Today he hit the ninth fastest century in Test history, became only the fifth player to hit a Test century before lunch (and he didn't start the day at the crease) AND hit 26 runs from one over, the third highest in a test. He currently holds the record for that too.
His average may not be as high as Ponting, Hayden, Dravid or Tendulkar but no other batsmen has dominated attacks around the world in the last ten years as convincingly as Lara.
Is he the best since Bradman?
Those of you who care, discuss...