In trying circumstances against Sussex at Hove on Monday, he did little to deter those tempted to liken his batsmanship to that of the record-breaking former West Indies captain, mustering three crunching fours on the up past cover, which amounted to the only memorable moments of a desultory fixture in which only 34 overs were possible over three days.
But Bravo said: "I often seem to be spoken of as 'the next Brian Lara', but I can't really focus on that. I just have to go out there and play my natural game every time I bat."
The Hove draw was beset by freezing temperatures and plenty of rain, and, as preparation for the first Test against England on May 17, the Windies can only hope Northampton serves up something more substantial and useful.
They are due to play England Lions there from Thursday to Sunday, and already the weather forecast is not enticing.
The tourists are crossing their fingers too about the onward progress of Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin - both delayed by visa issues in Jamaica - and Marlon Samuels, whose whereabouts appear to be a mystery since he concluded his Indian Premier League stint with Pune Warriors last week.
They could at least leave Hove, though, confident key batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has mere "bruising" to his left hand, having appeared to jar his thumb and index finger while batting on Monday.
Bravo, meanwhile, was satisfied with his own well-being after rain prevented any addition to his unbroken stand of 23 with Chanderpaul in the Windies' 90 for three.
The end game for Bravo, whose statistics are almost the equal of Lara's at a relative stage in their careers, is to reach a point where he is known not as an uncanny imitation of someone else but in his own right. He added: "I just have to go out there, believing in myself and continuing to make a name for myself."