Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
|Date of Birth
November 1, 1974
Top-order Right-handed batsman
India, Hyderabad, Lancashire, Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala
VVS Laxman is a former Indian cricketer and currently a cricket commentator, who has represented Indian internationally from 1996 to 2012. He was a top-middle order right-handed batsman, mostly known for his several match-winning innings and match-saving performances.
He is one of those rare top-rated batsmen, who haven’t played a single world cup match in his two-decade-long career. He used to play first-class cricket during his domestic days for the Hyderabad team. Laxman has played a few significant domestic tournaments like Duleep Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, County Championship, etc. during his domestic days. His performance constancy soon led him to the Indian national team and he made his international debut in 1996. Laxman made his international debut with a test match in that year and ODI debut in April 1998.
Soon he became a dependable batsman and a regular member of the Indian national cricket team with his batting consistency. He is an aggressive batsman, who mostly praised for his fluid style, a sheer technicality in shots and using of wrist-power in a hit.
Laxman is also known for his handle pace & wrist work and the Slip-fielding. His is totally skilled in off-stump position and always play with a high-elbow as well as steady stance, which made him an expert of the test format. He is currently one of the members of the elite three-man panel that contains three legendary Indian cricketers. Laxman has a prestigious background as he is the great grand nephew of India’s second president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
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Debut Test Match: at Sardar Patel Stadium Vs South Africa on 20th of November in 1996
Last Test Match: at Adelaide Oval Stadium Vs Australia on 24th of January in 2012
Debut ODI Match: at Barabati Stadium Vs Zimbabwe on 9th of April in 1998
Last ODI: at SuperSport Park Stadium Vs South Africa on 3rd of December in 2006
Debut IPL Match: at Eden Gardens Stadium Vs Kolkata on 20th of April in 2008
Last IPL Match: at Sawai Mansingh Stadium Vs Rajasthan on 24th April in 2011
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