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VVS Laxman Biography

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman, popularly known as V.V.S. Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer. He was the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League in its first year. Laxman also has Padma Shri awardto his credit. He is a right handed batsman who occasionally bowls off spin. His superb timing and the ability to hit against the spin often draws comparison with his idol, Mohammad Azharuddin. VVS Laxman is particularly admired for the skilful use of his supple wrists, which allow him to flick the ball sinuously to various places, especially through the leg side. A one time mediacl student, Laxman came in to terms with his true calling after crushing the invincible Australians with an awe inspiring 281 runs. The Australia team has so often been in the receiving side of his dexterity that he was paid the highest compliments by the Australians who begrudgingly admitted they did not know where to bowl to him. He has two double-centuries in Tests, both of them against Australia. However, in 2011 the runs dried up in two successive overseas trips - in two successive overseas trips - in eight innings in England he scored 182, and then the poor run continued against his favourite opponent, Australia. On 18 August 2012, VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket.

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India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
India's squad when Australia last beat them at home in 2004
The Indian cricket team looked very different when Australia last tasted success there
VVS Laxman's five best Test knocks vs Australia in India
VVS Laxman's five best Test knocks vs Australia in India
The artist from Hyderabad, with his steely grit, remained an unconquerable nemesis to the men from Down Under.
SK Flashback: India win a thriller at Kolkata against the Proteas
SK Flashback: India win a thriller at Kolkata against the Proteas
Amla's dual centuries, Bhajji's 5-fer, a look back at a thrilling Test from South Africa's tour of India in 2010.
5 memorable Indian Test wins against Australia
5 memorable Indian Test wins against Australia
India and Australia have played out fiercely fought contests in the past.
VVS Laxman: Australia's nemesis and India's perennial crisis man
VVS Laxman: Australia's nemesis and India's perennial crisis man
His romantic love affair of playing fire with ice had begun even when he was a teenager.
Eight iconic images that defined cricket in India
Eight iconic images that defined cricket in India
A look at some of the iconic images that defined Indian cricket over the past 67 years.
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
Stats: David Warner equals Kumar Sangakkara's record of most ODI centuries in a season
With his Adelaide ton, Warner has etched his name among the greats of the game.
SK Flashback: MS Dhoni tears Pakistan apart with his maiden Test century
SK Flashback: MS Dhoni tears Pakistan apart with his maiden Test century
Revisiting Dhoni's match-saving, counter-attacking 148 in Faisalabad.
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
Prior to the 2008 Test at Perth, Australia hadn't lost at the venue since February 1997.
Top 5 highest first innings totals to result in losses
Top 5 highest first innings totals to result in losses
A glance at a unique record created by Bangladesh at Wellington and previous holders of the record.
One day, two venues, four centuries and a legend: Sachin Tendulkar's romance with January 4th
One day, two venues, four centuries and a legend: Sachin Tendulkar's romance with January 4th
Remembering Sachin Tendulkar's 4 centuries scored on January 4th (either scored or finished). Thus it is a special day in his long career.
It was a challenge bowling to Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman says Mohammad Asif
It was a challenge bowling to Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman says Mohammad Asif
Asif was banned from playing cricket for five years for a match-fixing scandal
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Durban in 2010
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Durban in 2010
Sreesanth with the ball and Laxman's batting brought about a surprising victory for the Indians.
5 Indian legends Karun Nair eclipsed during his special knock of 303
5 Indian legends Karun Nair eclipsed during his special knock of 303
Karun Nair passed a number of Indian legends on the way to his 300
SK Flashback - India chase 387 vs England on December 15, 2008
SK Flashback - India chase 387 vs England on December 15, 2008
An emotional victory that resurrected the nation after the 26/11 attacks.
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