15 Amazing Facts about VVS Laxman

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15 Amazing Facts about VVS Laxman:

Century at 13:

In 1987, VVS surprised everyone when he scored his first century, scoring 153 against Andhra Pradesh in an under-13 tournament in Vijayawada. This was a clear sign of becoming a legend.

First-class debut:

Laxman made his first-class debut in the quarter-finals of the 1992–93 Ranji Trophy season. His debut was not the best as he scored zero in the first innings and 17 runs in the second innings while playing for Hyderabad against Punjab.

Test debut:

Laxman had made a great start to his Test career. In his Test debut against the strong South African team in Ahmedabad in 1996, Laxman scored 11 runs in the first innings. However, his patient knock of 51 on a difficult track in the second innings ensured India’s victory in a low-scoring game. Margin of victory – 64 runs – says it all.

Ranji Trophy (1999–2000):

After his average run sequence in international matches, Laxman decided to play domestic cricket. He made a strong comeback in the 1999–2000 Ranji season, scoring 1415 runs in 9 matches at an average of 108 and 8 centuries – which is still an unbroken record.

Domestic Records:

Laxman, who was not a regular starter in the team in the late 90s, scored 1,415 runs in the 1999–2000 Ranji Trophy season. This was then the record for most runs scored in a season and still stands

A strict vegetarian:

Hyderabad may be famous for its ‘Dum Biryani’, but Laxman doesn’t eat much of it as he is a strict vegetarian. He loves home-cooked food and especially ‘Rasam’ which is prepared in typical South Indian style.

Laxman’s 281 runs against Australia:

This was the turning point in the career of the talented right-hander. He scored a brilliant 281 runs in the second innings (follow-on) against Australia in the Kolkata Test and made a huge partnership of 376 runs with Rahul Dravid, which helped India win this Test match.

Notable Records:

Laxman, along with David, shares the world record for the highest partnership (376 runs) for any wicket during a victory in the third innings of a Test match. He is one of six Indian Test cricketers to score 100 runs in a Test match season. He also holds the record for most catches (12) by a wicketkeeper in an ODI series (2003–04 VB Series). He has shared this record with Allan Border of Australia.

Very angry Lakshman:

During the first Test against Australia in Mohali in the 2010 Border–Gavaskar Trophy, the calm Laxman lost his cool. In the fourth innings, where India were 124 for 8 chasing 216, Laxman scored an unbeaten 73 to help India win by one wicket. He played with a runner during his innings. The last man to give him company was his Hyderabadi teammate Pragyan Ojha, who faced the wrath of Laxman as the former was careless in his approach while running and could have been run out on one occasion.

Never played World Cup:

Laxman is one of those unfortunate cricketers who played more than 100 test matches for their countries but never got a chance to play in the Cricket World Cup.

Indian Premier League:

Laxman has played county cricket for Lancashire and has also played IPL. He was initially named the icon player of the Hyderabad IPL team Deccan Chargers. Laxman, appointed as captain, rejected the offer to become an icon player in order to free up funds, enabling franchises to buy young players.

Sai Baba Devotee:

Lakshman is an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba and has also launched a special CD produced by his maternal uncle ‘Sai Bodh’, which contains the sermons, teachings and philosophy of Sai Baba as described in Sai Sachcharitra.

No World Cup matches:

Despite being the backbone of India’s middle order for the last 2 decades, VVS has failed to represent India in any World Cup match. This is the most disappointing fact about the brilliant career of this great batsman.

Bright student:

VVS Laxman scored 98% marks in Science in class 10th exam.

Love for Tennis:

Laxman has always been a big fan of lawn tennis. Boris Becker and Steffi Graf are her favorite players.

Conclusion:

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