VVS Laxman, or Very Very Special Laxman for his fans, is a former Indian Cricketer. With his wristy style of batting action is considered to be one of the most stylish batsmen in the history of Indian cricket. Laxman went on to play 134 Tests for India in a career spanning from 1996 to 2012. Widely remembered for the ‘best innings’ by an Indian batsman in Test cricket, for his 281 against Australia at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the second test in the Australian cricket team’s tour of India in March 2001, where India won by a difference of 171 runs.
|FULL NAME||Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 1, 1974|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|NICKNAME||Very very special|
|FATHER’S NAME||V Shantaram|
|MOTHER’S NAME||V Satyabhama|
|BROTHER’S NAME||VVS Ramakrishna|
|SPOUSE’S NAME||GR Sailaja|
|CHILDREN”S NAME||Sarvajit Laxman, Achinthya Laxman|
|ROLE||Top-order Right-handed batsman|
|TEAMS||India, Hyderabad, Lancashire, Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
1. Debut Test Match: at Sardar Patel Stadium Vs South Africa on 20th of November in 1996
2. Last Test Match: at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Vs Australia on 24th of January in 2012
3. Debut ODI Match: at Barabati Stadium Vs Zimbabwe on 9th of April in 1998
4. Last ODI: at SuperSport Park Stadium Vs South Africa on 3rd of December in 2006
5. Debut IPL Match: at Eden Gardens Stadium Vs Kolkata on 20th of April in 2008
6. Last IPL Match: at Sawai Mansingh Stadium Vs Rajasthan on 24th April in 2011
7. VVS Laxman has scored 8781 runs in 134 matches in 16 years of Test career at an average of 45.5 and strike rate of 49.37 including 17 hundreds and 56 fifties
8. VVS Laxman has scored 2338 runs in 86 matches in 8 years of ODI career at an average of 30.76 and strike rate of 71.24 including 6 hundreds and 10 fifties
9. VVS Laxman has scored 282 runs in 20 matches in 4 years of IPL career at an average of 14.84 and strike rate of 105.62
1. He was honored with Arjuna Award, by the Government of India, in 2001
2. Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year in 2002
3. Rare Batter to score 3 ODI centuries in a series.
4. His Highest score in listed in Wisden’s list of 100 great Test innings in the history of the game
5. Highest Test partnership with Rahul Dravid with 376 runs
6. Scored 1000 runs at a single ground; he did it at Eden Gardens. He was the first Indian to score 1000 runs at a single ground with an average of 100 plus and second to score 1000 runs at a single venue.
7. VVS Laxman was honored with Padma Shri award in 2011.
|OCCUPATION||Former Cricketer, Coach, Commentator, Philanthropist|
|OCCUPATION||Batting Mentor: Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|CURRENT JOB||Owner- VVS Foundation|