Very Very Special Laxman's profile

Vangipurappu Vekata Sai Laxman, popularly known as V.V.S. (Very Very Special) Laxman by his fans, is an Indian Cricket player. He was born on 1st November, 1974, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Laxman is a star cricketer and great batsman of India. He is a right handed middle order batsman and sometimes bowls off spin.

Apart from the Indian Test and One Day International Cricket teams, he has represented Hyderabad and Lancashire teams and captained the Deccan Charges team in the IPL Twenty-20 tournament 2008.

He studied Medical Science for a short period of time but quit it later to play professional Cricket in a full fledged way. He received his preliminary education at Little Flower High School, Hyderabad.

with his wife
Gudipati RaghavaSailaja
His father and mother both are doctors. He married to Gudipati Raghava Sailaja. They have a son and a daughter.

Laxman is a right handed batsman and is famous for hitting spin bowlers mercilessly and maneuvering the ball with ample use of his wrists to the desired corner of the ground. Interestingly, Laxman has delivered his best performance for a maximum number of times against the Australian Cricket team both in Test and ODI matches.

The beginning of Laxman’s Test Cricket career was made in the year 1996 with a Test match against South Africa played at Ahmedabad.

His innings of 281 against Australia in 2001 was ranked sixth in Wisden's list of 100 great Test innings in history

Interestingly he made his debut in One Day International (ODI) Cricket with a duck (zero score) 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.

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.

He has played over hundred tests for India during his cricket career, but unfortunately he didn’t play cricket in Cricket World Cup 2011.

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