5 instances when VVS Laxman proved to be India’s disaster management specialist
#3 Pakistan vs India, Lahore, 2004
Although Laxman was a Test specialist throughout his 16-year-long international career, he did make his presence felt even in the limited-overs format. The ODI series between India and Pakistan was level at 2-2 and the decider was played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Laxman’s Player of the Match knock of 107 off 104 balls helped India post 293 runs on the board.
The match was memorable because the Hyderabad batsman, being more of a Test player, surprisingly took on the Pakistani bowlers and made use of his flexible wrists to smash 11 boundaries. A collective effort from the Indian bowlers later bundled Pakistan out for 253, handing India the ODI series.