VVS Laxman is a former Indian cricketer. Laxman represents Hyderabad in domestic cricket. He was born on November 1, 1974 at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Laxman Parents are doctors named 'Dr. Shantaram' and 'Dr. Satyabhama'. His actual name is 'Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman'. Laxman married 'G.R. Sailaja' on 16 February 2004, this pair having two children named 'Sarvajit'(son) and 'Achinthya'(daughter). Laxman is the great grandnephew of India's second President 'Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan'.
Laxman career was made in the year 1996 with a Test match against South Africa played at Ahmedabad. Since the year 1997, he had to change his position in the batting line-up and began to open the innings now. In a Cricket tour of Australia in January 2000, he scored 167 runs. He found the opening position in the batting line-up not being favorable to him, so he gave up international cricket and returned to domestic cricket again. He stayed out of the Test team for almost an year, and joined again in the later phase of the year 2000. Laxman is not considered to be quite a good runner between the wickets, and has not played in the Cricket World Cup despite having played 100 Test matches.
Throughout his Test Cricket career, Laxman has played 105 Test matches and scored 6741 runs including 14 centuries and 39 half-centuries. He had a Batting Average of 45.24 runs with his highest score being 281 runs. In his One Day International (ODI) Cricket career, Laxman played 86 matches and scored a total of 2338 runs including 6 centuries and 10 half-centuries. His ODI Batting Average was 30.76 runs, with the highest score being 131 runs.
In the Test Match Series played against New Zealand in March-April 2009, Laxman scored a total of 295 runs in the Series, with 30, 200 and 65 runs scored in the 3 matches respectively. Interestingly he made his debut in One Day International (ODI) Cricket with a duck in a match against Zimbabwe in the year 1998, and finished his ODI career again with a duck in a match against South Africa in the year 2006.
Playing style of Laxman
Laxman is known for his 'wristy, willowy and sinuous style, one which is technically fluid at its best. His on-side playing capability is comparable with his fellow Hyderabadi Mohammed Azharuddin's. Laxman is widely criticised as a slow runner between the wickets. Laxman stands tall and still at the crease, with a keen awareness of the off-stump and a polished ability to dispatch the bad ball.