Line and Length’s Caribbean Cricket Update: Lara and Bravo family ties
Trinidadian Darren Bravo doesn?t try to emulate Brian Lara, it?s simply genetic.
The dashing 20-year-old Bravo who just made his International debut for the West Indies is actually a cousin of the legendary former West Indies and Trinidad batsman, and his mother wants people to know her son is not trying to copy Brian.
?Brian?s (Lara) mother is my father?s sister. So we are first cousins,? said Earlene Bravo while speaking in an interview on the Line & Length Network.
?I was on a taxi in Jamaica on the way to cricket and the guy didn?t know who I was. Darren was just going out to bat and the guy kept saying ?Why this guy trying to be like Lara?? and I was so annoyed,? she quipped. ?From when he was young, he had those antics just like Brian, it?s in his genes,? she explained, also noting that Darren and Dwayne had the same father, but Dwayne?s mother is different. ?From very young this boy just love cricket. He would be batting in his sleep. On mornings he pretends he playing a match with himself. At Fatima School he would carry the ball, the stumps and bat and play all day. He did well in School, but it is cricket that my son has always been about.? Darren?s mom was flown to Sabina Park the day her son made his International debut and she joined Darren and Dwayne?s dad, John Bravo along with Dwayne?s mother, Joycelyn who also confirmed that her step son (Darren) and Dwayne have been close from little boys. ?Everyday these boys talking and playing cricket. Dwayne just use to play cricket by himself. He even uses to score in a book. And I would say to Dwayne, ?Boy, who you scoring for?? and he would say ?Mommy I playing a game?,? she said.
Darren and Dwayne?s mothers and their father were joined by their uncle and other family at Sabina.