Brian Lara showed all his class yesterday by fronting up at a junior clinic for more than 50 children at Hong Kong Cricket Club just an hour after arriving from the West Indies. 'This is an awesome opportunity to be with kids and it is great to see such a lot of talent out here. It is nice to be involved with children from all over the world,' said Lara, who stepped up after Australian spinner Shane Warne's arrival was delayed. Warne was held up in Australia after the death of a close friend. He is expected to arrive today, and, along with Lara, will be part of the All-Stars team at the Cathay Pacific/Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Sixes this weekend. Ever the consummate professional, the West Indian star not only obliged organisers by turning up at the clinic, but then staying on to play in a sponsors' match. Unsurprisingly, the weary Lara was dismissed for just 12, caught and bowled by Craig Millar of Standard Chartered. The effects of the 30-hour journey - beginning in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, with stopovers in Barbados and London - must have taken a toll. 'It is great to be back in Hong Kong after 13 years. I don't know why it has taken me so long to return to this great city,' Lara said. Nicknamed 'The Prince' for his peerless performances with the bat, Lara is the world's leading test run-getter (11,953 runs) and world record-holder for an individual score in tests (400 not out v England in 2004) and first-class (501 for Warwickshire in 1994). Lara admitted that his appearance will be the first time he will be playing competitively since retiring from the top level earlier this year after a disappointing World Cup. 'This is the first time I will be back playing cricket since April. It is great to see that I will be on the same side as Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath,' Lara said. 'These two have been my nemeses for a long time. 'But I still expect to face their deliveries as I will be wicketkeeping.' Three other All-Stars - Heath Streak, Craig McMillan and Geraint Jones - joined yesterday's activities.