Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Country: India
Born: December 31, 1965, Madras (now Chennai)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Bio

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, popularly known as Siva, was an immensely talented cricket player from India. Born on December 31, 1965, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Siva’s brief cricketing career was a tale of immense promise and unfulfilled potential.

Siva burst onto the cricket scene at a tender age, delivering a memorable performance in his Ranji Trophy debut for Tamil Nadu against Delhi in the 1981-82 season. Aged just 16, he mesmerized the opposition batsmen with his leg-spin and finished with remarkable figures of 7 for 28. This extraordinary performance catapulted him into national prominence, catching the attention of selectors.

In 1982-83, at the age of 16 years and 118 days, Siva became the youngest Indian Test player when he made his debut against the formidable West Indies in Antigua. Although he was still a teenager, his skill and composure were evident as he took the field alongside some of the biggest names in world cricket.

The following season, during the 1984-85 England tour of India, Siva reached the pinnacle of his career. In the second Test held at Bombay, he single-handedly won the match for India with his remarkable figures of 12 for 181 runs. By the end of the series, he had amassed an impressive tally of 23 wickets and was rightfully awarded the Man of the Series. Furthermore, his contributions were instrumental in India’s victory in the World Championship of Cricket held in Australia in 1985.

Unfortunately, after this period of tremendous success, Siva’s career took a nosedive. He failed to replicate his earlier heroics in subsequent tours to Sri Lanka and Australia. The magic that had made him a sensation seemed to have disappeared, and he struggled to regain his form. Although he made a brief comeback as part of the 1987 World Cup squad, he failed to make a significant impact.

Desperate to regain his place in the national side, Siva shifted his focus to becoming an all-rounder. His batting skills showed improvement, and he played a crucial role in Tamil Nadu’s victory in the Ranji Trophy in 1987-88 after a 33-year drought. However, his success was short-lived, and he soon lost his place in the state team.

Despite numerous reports in the 1990s claiming that he was on the comeback trail, Siva’s career ultimately faded into obscurity. It was a stark contrast to the immediate fame he had enjoyed as a young prodigy. Despite his immense talent, Siva was unable to maintain consistency and establish himself as a permanent fixture in the Indian cricket team.

After retiring from the game, Siva went on to pursue a career in cricket commentary and analysis. His astute cricketing knowledge and articulate communication skills made him a respected voice in the sport.

Although his career trajectory may disappoint some, Siva will always be remembered as a unique talent who had the cricketing world at his feet. His early success and subsequent struggles serve as a constant reminder of how quickly fortunes can change in the world of sports.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Career Stats

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 9 1 130 25 16.25 - - 0 0 - 0 9 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 4 2 5 2* 2.5 24 20.83 0 0 0 0 7 0
FC 76 89 17 1802 130 25.02 - - 5 3 - - 60 0
List A 33 17 5 47 14 3.91 - - 0 0 - - 17 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 9 16 2367 1145 26 6/64 12/181 44.03 2.9 91 0 3 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 16 16 756 538 15 3/35 3/35 35.86 4.26 50.4 0 0 0
FC 76 - 10436 5928 154 7/28 - 38.49 3.4 67.7 - 6 1
List A 33 - 1438 1053 37 3/34 3/34 28.45 4.39 38.8 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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