Vvs Laxman is a former Indian international cricketer and a current cricket commentator. Vvs Laxman has played more than 100 test matches and was never chosen for One day cricket world cup. In 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award, India fourth highest civilian award. In 2012, he retired from cricket.
FACTS ABOUT Vvs Laxman:-
- Full Name:- Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
- Date of Birth:- 1 November 1974
- Place of Birth:- Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
- Nickname:- Very Very Special
UNKNOWN FACTS OF Vvs Laxman:-
- Vvs Laxman parents were doctors , he had to choose career in medical profession or cricket. He preferred over cricket and is regarded as the one of the best batsman for Indian cricket team.
- Vvs Laxman had to wait for three years for his 1st test century. In Sydney, he scored his first test hundred and scored 167 runs against Australia in 2000.
- He is the great grand nephew of former Indian president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
- . Laxman’s uncle Baba Krishna Mohan played a major role in shaping Laxman’s junior cricketing career. Every time Laxman would make a valuable contribution in school, his uncle would write a copy and take it to the various dailies in Hyderabad for publication.
- Laxman played his first under 19 match in the same match in which Brett lee represented Australia for the first time.
- Although Hyderabad is famous for it’s ‘Dum Biryani’, Laxman is a strict vegetarian. Laxman loves rasam made in the typical South Indian style. He likes to have an outing at Southern Spice, a restaurant very close to his house. In his childhood, he used to enjoy going out for lunch to Hotel Kamat in Hyderabad with his parents.
- Laxman played 86 matches in his ODI career and began and ended his ODI career with a duck. On his debut he got out on third ball against the Zimbawe.
- A reliable slip fielder, Laxman shares the record for the maximum number of catches by an non-wicketkeeper in an ODI series.
- Apart from cricket, Laxman has other interests like playing tennis, squash and badminton.
- Laman is an ardent devotee of Sai Baba. Laxman launched a special CD Sai produced by his maternal uncle. Sai bodha consists of preachings, teachings and the philosophies of Sai Baba as mentioned in the Sai Satcharita.
- Laxman favorite film is jerry maguire, favorite actor is Aamir khan and is a big fan of Aamir khan satyamev jayate.