He did concede both batsmen were ‘equally good’ but Lara’s consistency against Australia tipped the scale in his favour.
Legendary Australia fast-bowler Glenn McGrath picked the tougher opponent to bowl to between India cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies batting great Brian Lara.
Hailing Lara's ability to stitch together big innings on a more consistent basis, especially against Australia, McGrath felt the southpaw was the harder batsman to bowl to in comparison to Tendulkar.
However, he did concede both batsmen were 'equally good' but Lara's consistency against Australia tipped the scale in his favour.
"That was Brian (Lara). He never changed his game," McGrath was quoted as saying by TOI.
"I may have got him out 15 times, but he also scored big hundreds and double hundreds against us when both me and Warnie (Shane Warne) were playing together for Australia."
"When it was his day, he could do absolutely anything. Sachin was equally as good, but there was something about Brian where he could just keep going and he was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin. He was more fearless," he added.