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8 longest names in Indian cricket

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Indian players who had unusually long names compared to their compatriots.

Although names do not have a bearing on the talent of a cricketer or any other sportsman, for that matter, they do hold a significance of their own. While some names become popular because of the players, there have been players who became famous because of their unique names.

Speaking of unique names, a number of cricketers over the years have had exceptionally long names. The Sri Lankan cricket team has perhaps been the most gifted in this respect with players like WPUJC (Chaminda) Vaas, HMRKB (Rangana) Herath and UWMBCA (Chanaka) Welegedara among others in their ranks.There have also been quite a few long names in India’s cricket history.

Here is a look at 8 Indian players with the longest names:


#8 Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman

Laxman is counted among India’s top batsmen of all time

VVS Laxman is known to be one of the most stylish batsmen to have played international cricket. Moreover, he was among the mainstays of the Indian batting line-up alongside the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for almost a decade.

Another thing that stands out about the retired Hyderabadi cricketer is his unusually long name, Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman. However, VVS Laxman is a name which stuck with him throughout his career and it has been the same post his retirement, too.

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