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V.V.S. Laxman

July 11, 2011

V.V.S. Laxman

V.V.S. Laxman

V.V.S. Laxman



BORN on November 1, 1974, Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman is a professional Indian cricketer who has represented India internationally. He has also represented Hyderabad in domestic cricket and Lancashire in English country cricket.
Populary known as V.V.S. Laxman, he made his debut in Test cricket against South Africa in 1996 in Ahmedabad, scoring a 50. Known for his ‘wristy’ shots, Laxman is one of the few players who has had the experience of over 100 Test matches but has never been part of the national side in the ODI World Cup.
Laxman shot to fame with an extraordinary Test innings of 281 in the second innings (following on) against Australia during a Test at Eden Gardens, when under tremendous pressure he broke Sunil Gavaskar’s long-standing Indian Teat record score of 236 not out (later broken by Virendra Sehwag).
Most recently, this ‘Very Very Special’ (his nicknamed) player turned around the first Test in Mohali against Australia. After India collapsed to 124/8 in pursuit of 216, Laxman and Ishant Sharma put on 81 runs before Sharma fell. Latman Pragyan Ojha then managed to survive as the hosts completed a one-wicket win. Laxman who had needed a runner, ended on 73 not out, in spite of a back problem.

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