VVS Laxman (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More
By Dheeraj Singh
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (Former Indian Cricketer)
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman or Very Very Special as he is commonly known is a former Indian cricketer and currently can be seen in commentary box. An aggressive right-handed lower middle order batsman, Laxman was born on November 1, 1974 in Hyderabad, India and is hailed for his several match-winning and match-saving innings. His 281 knock against Australia at Eden gardens in 2001 is among the greatest test innings ever.
Padma Shree Awardee, Laxman is also in the list of a few players who have played 100 tests and have never played a Cricket World Cup. Representing Hyderabad in the domestic circuit, Laxman played for Lancashire in the English County and was named in Wisden’s Cricketers of the years in 2002.
In 2012, Laxman took retirement from the international cricket. These days he can be easily seen behind the mic and mentors Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL.
VVS, Very Very Special
Former cricketer and mentor
281 and Beyond will be published on 20 November 2018
Date of Birth:
01 November 1974
Age (as on 2018):
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
Little Flower High School, Hyderabad
MBBS (drop out)
MV Narasimha Rao
vs South Africa on 20 November 1996
vs Zimbabwe on 09 April 1988
Hyderabad, Lancashire, Deccan Chargers, Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Nature on the field:
Likes to play against:
Australia and England
Career Turning Point
2001 home series against Australia. In the second test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Laxman produced an extraordinary 281 runs knock in the second inning while playing follow on after scoring 59 in the first innings.
Reading, playing badmnton and squash
AB de Villiers
Favourite Football Team:
South Indian and Continental
Favourite Place on earth:
Favourite TV Shows:
In International cricket:
Among few players to have hit the most number of centuries in an ODI series (3)
Laxman also shares the record with Allan Border for taking most number of catches (12) in a single ODI series by a non-wicket keeper.
His 376 runs partnership with Rahul Dravid in the 3rd innings of a test match is the world record
Laxman is among six Indian test players to score 100 runs in a single session of test match
He is the only Indian to score unbeaten fifty in both innings of a test match and third in the world.
He has scored 1217 runs at Eden Gardens with an average of 110.63 and is the only Indian to score 1000 runs at a single ground with an average above than 100.
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
A son- Sarvajit &
A daughter- Achinthya
Awards and Recognitions
In 2001, laxman received Arjuna Award
In 2002, he was selected Wisden cricketer of the Year
In 2011, Laxman was awarded Padma Shri
In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Teri University, New Delhi
Lesser Known Facts
His parents are noted physicians
Laxman is great grand nephew of India’s second President Dr Sarvapalli Rashakrishnan
He has strange habit of taking bath prior to his batting.
Laxman led Deccan Chargers in the inaugural season of IPL
He has never played a Cricket World Cup despite such a long career
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