VVS Laxman is a former Indian Cricket team player. He played for Hyderabad in domestic, Lancashire in English County cricket. He also represented Deccan Charges in first IPL edition as a captain. His early Life history various records & Achievements will be discuss in this article.
VVS Laxman Life History
VVS Laxman was born on 1 November, 1974 in Hyderabad. He studied at Hyderabad. He had preferred cricket as a career over medical. Laxman was praised by Austrlian as they said that they do not that where to bowl to him. He did not play any world cup match. He played his first U-19 game against Australia in 1994 where he made 88 runs. At that time, Brett Lee & Jason Gillespie were also making their debuts too. In the second test match, he scored 151 & 77 runs in first & second inning respectively which helped India to won the game by 226 runs. He remained highest runs scorer in that series. Laxman played his debut first class match for Hyderabad against Punjab where he scored 0 & 17 runs in the first & second innings respectively.
Laxman made his test debut against South Africa in 1996 where he scored fifty in the second inning. He played as an opener while series against West Indies where he scored 64 runs. In 1998, while playing against Australia, he scored 95 runs. India had won that match by an inning & 219 runs. Laxman was also selected for the ODI series against Zimbabwe. Laxman did not show good performance in series against Pakistan where he just scored 66 in 2 test matches. Laxman made his first double hundred against Australia in in 2001 Australia tour to India. He made 281 & also made record partnership with Rahul Dravid of 376 runs. That was a great record by Laxman in his cricket life history. Laxman played an inning of 89 runs against South Africa when other team players were struggling to score runs against Shaun Pollack bowling attack. It helped Indian team to reached the total of 201 runs & also helped to avoid follow on. Laxman had a great tour against West Indies where he played 8 innings & scored 474 runs. Laxman scored 102 against Australia in an ODI match in 2003. He showed great performance in tours against Australia where he scored 2 Test & 3 ODI hundreds.
VVS Laxman Records & Achievements
- Laxman has got 6 times man of the match award in test matches. First time, he got this record was in 2000/2001 against Australia where he scored 59 & 281 in first & second innings respectively. Last time, he got this record was in 2011/2012 where he scored 176 runs against West Indies.
- Laxman has got Padma Shri award which is the 4th highest Civilian award of India.
- For his outstanding achievements in cricket, he has been awarded with Arjuna Award.
- His performance of 281 runs against Australia in 2001 has been regarded as greatest performance in the last 50 years of cricket history.
- He is the only Indian player, who has scored 1000 runs on a single ground with the average of greater than 100.
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