Panchkula:The organisers of the Indian Cricket League might have succeeded in bringing Brian Lara to play in India.
But five days into the tournament it seems that the former West Indian captain is a total failure, not just in terms of his run scoring but also his total disinterest in the event.
Perhaps that stems from the fact that he reportedly wanted to pull out even before the event got underway.
The Indian Cricket League has plenty of razzmatazz on offer for the fans. However, at a cricket event you want the real stars to be the cricketers.
Brian Lara should have been that star but the world record holder for the highest Test score looked like he would have preferred to have been anywhere but in Panckula.
The Mumbai Champs captain batted himself at No 5 in the game against Chennai Superstars even though the run rate had climbed high. Not surprisingly, Lara's team lost a second game on the trot - his scores so far a first ball duck and 4 off 5 balls.
It wasn't just on the field. Lara has refused to have much interaction with the fans even as other players gladly obliged autograph hunters.