VVS Laxman

Country: India
Born: November 01, 1974, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

VVS Laxman Bio

Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman, popularly known as VVS Laxman, is an iconic cricketer from India who has left an indelible mark on the sport. Born on November 1, 1974, in Hyderabad, India, Laxman displayed exceptional talent at a young age and went on to become one of the most elegant and stylish batsmen of his generation.

Laxman’s batting prowess was often compared to that of his idol and former Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin. Blessed with exceptional wristwork, he possessed the ability to effortlessly play strokes on both sides of the wicket. His exquisite timing, combined with his impeccable technique, made him a treat to watch for cricket enthusiasts around the world.

Laxman’s rise to prominence came during the famous Kolkata Test of 2001 when he thwarted the seemingly invincible Australian team with a breathtaking knock of 281. This innings not only turned the match on its head but also earned him accolades and established him as one of cricket’s leading stars. His performance in this match and his subsequent series against the Australians in 2003-04, where he scored two centuries, solidified his position as a formidable opponent against the renowned Australian bowling attack.

Despite his undeniable talents, Laxman struggled with consistency throughout his career. He often faced the frustration of getting dismissed after promising starts, which impacted his overall record. Nevertheless, he remained a thorn in the side of his favorite opponents, the Australians. Laxman amassed over 2,000 runs against Australia, becoming only the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to achieve this feat.

In 2011, Laxman experienced a dip in form during overseas tours, leading to doubts about his place in the national team. The runs dried up, and there were calls from former players and pundits questioning his selection for the series against New Zealand. However, on August 18, 2012, Laxman shocked the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from international cricket, just days before the series was set to begin in his hometown of Hyderabad. This decision, though premature, illustrated Laxman’s strong self-belief and his desire to retire on his own terms.

Beyond his accomplishments on the field, Laxman’s humility and grace endeared him to fans and teammates alike. He was widely respected for his sportsmanship and the camaraderie he shared with his fellow cricketers. Laxman was a true team player, often playing pivotal roles in partnerships that steered India to victory in challenging situations.

Post-retirement, Laxman has remained involved with cricket as a commentator and mentor. He continues to contribute to the sport by sharing his invaluable insights and experiences with the younger generation of cricketers.

VVS Laxman’s impact on Indian cricket cannot be overstated. He not only inspired millions of young cricketers with his elegant strokeplay but also demonstrated the importance of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. His glorious contributions to the game will forever be etched in the annals of Indian cricket history.

VVS Laxman Career Stats

VVS Laxman Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17785 49.37 17 56 1135 5 135 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 86 83 7 2338 131 30.76 3282 71.23 6 10 222 4 39 0
FC 267 436 54 19730 353 51.64 - - 55 98 - - 277 1
List A 173 166 19 5078 131 34.54 - - 9 28 - - 74 0
T20s 25 25 3 491 78* 22.31 428 114.71 0 3 57 8 4 0

VVS Laxman Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 134 13 324 126 2 1/2 1/2 63 2.33 162 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 86 4 42 40 0 - - - 5.71 - 0 0 0
FC 267 - 1835 754 22 3/11 - 34.27 2.46 83.4 - 0 0
List A 173 - 698 548 8 2/42 2/42 68.5 4.71 87.2 0 0 0
T20s 25 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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