Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
Born: 1 November 1974
- He commonly-known as VVS Laxman is a former Indian cricketer and currently a cricket commentator.
- He was a right-hand batsman known for his elegant strokeplay who played mostly in the middle order.
- He is known for his numerous match-winning and match-saving innings, and his special ability to consolidate unprecedented support from non-specialist tail-end batsmen to do this has accorded him a unique status among cricketing legends.
- He performed outstandingly well against the best team of his time, Australia, and his knock of 281 against them in Eden Gardens in 2001 is often considered as the greatest ever test-innings.
- In 2011, He was awarded the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
- He is one of the few players to have played 100 Tests without ever playing in a Cricket World Cup.
- Despite being a relatively slow runner between wickets, he compensated this with his masterful stroke play and a tremendous asked to prove himself over and over and again to find a place in the national team.
- In domestic cricket, he represented Hyderabad.
- He also played for Lancashire in the English county cricket.
- He was also the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League during its inaugural season.
- He is on board with ‘imd1 – I Am The 1’ as Legend for cricket coaching offerings.
- In 2002, he was named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year. Later, he played for the Kochi Tuskers IPL team.
- In 2012, he retired from international cricket.
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November 1, 2019