Laxmi Shukla

Country: India
Born: May 06, 1981, Howrah (now Haora), Bengal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Laxmi Shukla Bio

Laxmi Ratan Shukla, a talented cricketer from India, burst onto the scene during the 1997-98 Ranji Trophy season, representing Bengal in the tournament. As a teenager, he quickly garnered attention and went on to make a mark in the world of cricket.

Born on September 6, 1981, in Howrah, West Bengal, Shukla exhibited immense potential as a cricketer from a young age. His skills were recognized when he was selected for the Indian under-19 team that participated in the MTN Youth World Cup held in South Africa in 1998.

Upon returning from the tournament, Shukla caught the selectors’ eye with a match-winning century as an opener for Bengal in the Wills Trophy semi-final against Delhi in the following season. This outstanding performance showcased his ability to take on experienced bowlers and solidified his position in the team.

In early 2000, Shukla received an opportunity to train at the National Cricket Academy. Unfortunately, his progress was hindered by injuries, which forced him to withdraw from the academy. This setback served as a harsh reality check for the young cricketer, highlighting the demanding nature of international cricket.

Shukla’s debut in international cricket came in the Pepsi Cup later that same season, where he was entrusted to bowl four overs against Sri Lanka. However, he struggled and was plundered for 32 runs, revealing the challenges that come with playing at the highest level. In the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge against the West Indies, Shukla improved his performance slightly but was not able to consistently secure a place in the national team.

Despite the setback, Shukla’s passion for the game remained unwavering. Initially, he signed up with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) but later opted out after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced increased remuneration for domestic players. This decision displayed his commitment to playing within the framework of the official cricketing structure.

Shukla’s dedication paid off when he was appointed as the captain of the Bengal cricket team. Under his leadership, Bengal was able to achieve impressive results, showcasing his ability to inspire and lead a team effectively. The subsequent year brought more success for Shukla as he secured a contract with an IPL franchise, further affirming his talent and potential.

With a sturdy stature and excellent all-round abilities, Shukla has continued to contribute to the game both on and off the field. Known for his powerful hitting and medium-pace bowling, he has proven to be an invaluable asset to Bengal cricket.

Off the pitch, Shukla is an amiable individual who actively engages in various social activities. He has been involved in numerous charitable endeavors, focusing on the welfare and development of society.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s journey in cricket has been filled with ups and downs, but his determination, perseverance, and love for the game have enabled him to overcome obstacles and leave a lasting impact. As he continues to harness his skills and contribute to the sport he holds dear, Indian cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his triumphant return to the national team.

Laxmi Shukla Career Stats

Laxmi Shukla Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 2 0 18 13 9 19 94.73 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 137 194 21 6217 250 35.93 - - 9 37 - - 60 0
List A 141 117 18 2997 151 30.27 - - 4 13 - - 53 0
T20s 81 64 16 994 76 20.7 824 120.63 0 3 72 40 31 0

Laxmi Shukla Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 114 94 1 1/25 1/25 94 4.94 114 0 0 0
FC 137 - 12820 5978 172 6/86 - 34.75 2.79 74.5 - 3 0
List A 141 - 5323 3950 143 5/34 5/34 27.62 4.45 37.2 6 1 0
T20s 81 60 976 1157 47 3/6 3/6 24.61 7.11 20.7 0 0 0

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