In Cricket most, the fans are not aware of the full name of VVS Laxman, we can decode it by saying Very Very Special Laxman by looking at his golden career, but VVS Laxman full name stands Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman.
There is no doubt after the Wall in many situations this gem saved team India in crucial matches when half the team Is sitting in the pavilion and some unplayable deliveries are coming from the counterpart bowlers, we know it who can save the team from this situation.
VVS Laxman was the unsung hero of team India, though in his time he has the skills and played over 100 test matches for the country but did not manage to get featured in a single world cup, and not gained that popularity likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.
VVS Laxman Family:
Table Of Content
- 1 VVS Laxman Family:
- 2 VVS Laxman Career:
- 3 VVS Laxman Records and Achievements:
- 4 VVS Laxman Retirement:
- 5 VVS Laxman Post Retirement:
- 6 VVS Laxman Net Worth:
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman born on 1St November in 1974 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, which indicates that Now VVS Laxman age is 45 years old. his parent’s MR. Shantaram and Mrs.Satyabhama are noted physicians of Vijayawada, VVS Laxman is the great grand-nephew of India’s second president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
In his young days, the former Indian cricketer did his schooling from the Little Flower High School in Hyderabad, and after his schooling, he joined a medical school for his undergraduate studies but eventually follows his passion cricket.
In the year 2004,16th February Laxman marriage took place with G. R. Shailaja(VVS Laxman Wife) from Guntur and both the couple have got two children named Sarvajit and Achinthya.
VVS Laxman Career:
VVS Laxman biography covers his illustrious career, how the Hyderabad born batsman played moreover 100 plus test for the Men In blue and also represented the team in the One-day International matches as well.
VVS Laxman Early Career and Partnership with Rahul Dravid:
In the year 1993 VVS Laxman cricket career started with his Ranji debut for his native city Hyderabad against Punjab in the Quarter Final match, though he was unable to impress the selectors with a duck in the first innings and only 17 in the second innings, and in the next season, he played only one match for his team before getting dropped.
In the 1995-96 Duleep trophy, Laxman paired a great partnership with Rahul Dravid and scored 47 runs in the first innings and 121 runs in the second innings. In the next season, he had an amazing Ranji season where he scored a mammoth run of 775 in just 11 Innings and also made his career-best Ranji trophy runs of 203* against Karnataka.
Because of his consistent performance in the Ranji trophy season, later on VVS Laxman got his place in the rest of the Indian team against Karnataka in the Irani trophy.
VVS Laxman Test Career:
In 1996, VVS Laxman debuted for team India at Ahmedabad against South Africa in the test, Laxman scored a half-century in the second innings of the match and later on in the second test at Kolkata he failed to impress.
In the same month, he played only one match when team India fly down to South Africa, as he was unable to make his way in the star-studded middle order that team India has at that moment.
Later on, he played as an opener for the Men in Blues for a couple of years, and he started the new role as an opener in the year 1997 against West Indies, and his average score was just 28 in that series against Windies and continued to be played as an opener for the Men in Blues in the next following three years without any noticeable success in that role.
In 1998 he played as an opener pairing with Navjot Singh Sidhu at Eden Gardens against Australia, where he smashed 95 runs, and eventually Indian won the match by an innings and 219 runs.
His career changed in a huge manner when he played his test for team India in the year 2001 when he envisaged Australia at Mumbai, where team India was playing their first test match excluding the master Blaster and Australia won the first match with ease over India and broke their own world record of 16 straight Consecutive test match wins.
Later in the next test at Eden, the star man produce a match-winning performance for team Indian, in the first innings, he scored 59 runs but in the second innings under very stretch condition VVS Laxman 281 run innings and breaks Sunil Gavaskar’s 236 runs record in a single innings for team India.
His magical innings was well supported by the wall(Rahul Dravid) as both of them managed to build a record partnership of 376 runs where Dravid also scored 180 runs to survive the fourth days for the team, and VSS Laxman batting in that test match awestruck the cricket fans.
His career changed in a huge manner when he played his test for team India in the year 2001 when he envisaged Australia at Mumbai, where team India was playing their first test excluding the master Blaster and Australia won the first match with ease over India and broke their own world record of 16 straight Consecutive test wins.
Later in the next test at Eden gardens, the star man produce a match-winning performance for team Indian, in the first innings, he scored 59 runs but in the second innings under very stretch conditions, VVS Laxman notched 281 run innings and breaks Sunil Gavaskar’s 236 runs record in a single innings for team India.
His magical innings were well supported by the wall(Rahul Dravid) as both of them managed to build a record partnership of 376 runs where Dravid also scored 180 runs to survive the fourth day for the team, and VSS Laxman batting in that test match awestruck the cricket fans.
Because of his innings team, India manages to win the test match against mighty Australia, and his innings were widely praised by all other greatest in the game.
From that moment he concreted his spot in the Indian test team and produced many other magical performances for the team in difficult conditions, In his career, VVS Laxman has played 134 test matches for India and scored a total of 8,781 runs to his name.
VVS Laxman test centuries scored 17 times for the men In blues and also has 56 half-centuries in the longer format of the game.
VVS Laxman last test match he played on 24th January 2012 against Australia and after that, he announced his retirement.
VVS Laxman ODI Career:
After his impressive performance in the Longer version of the game, that is test cricket, the indian batsman also made his ODI debut for the Indian cricket team as well, in the year 1998 VVS Laxman ODI career started for team India against Zimbabwe, and he did well in the ODI series against Zimbabwe wherein the first two ODI he scored 75 and 52 runs.
After he managed to cement his spot in the test team he was not that frequent in the ODI team for the men in Blue, as he was among those players who did not have the chance to represent team India in any world cup matches.
In his vast career, VVS Laxman managed to represent team India for 86 times in One Day International cricket, with 2.338 runs to his name, and in ODI VVS Laxman Centuries no is six and he also has ten Half-centuries to his name.
VVS Laxman IPL Career:
Before the Inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, the star man was originally named as an Icon for his franchise Deccan Chargers team, but before the auction, he gave up the icon tag from him which gives his team to break their bank accounts in the auction.
VVS Laxman IPL journey started with Decan Chargers who brought him for $375,000 and named him the captain for the side, in the midway of the tournament VVS Laxman dropped himself from the team after his not so good performance in the season, and the Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist took the captaincy from him for the next two seasons.
Later in the next two seasons, he hardly played for his franchise, In the 2011 mega auction he was brought by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala where he used to open with the powerhouse Brandon McCullum, he opened for Kochi Tuskers Kerala with him in the first three matches.
After that he picked up an injury and was sidelined from the rest of the tournament, however, his franchise got terminated from the tournament, and later on, in 2012 he was in the auction but his form failed to attract any franchise and remained unsold and this was the end of his ipl stint. Laxman a year later in 2013 he became a mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad Team.
VVS Laxman against Australia:
In his telegraphic career, VVS Laxman always shone against Australia, in both test and ODI format, out of his 17 centuries in the test format six test centuries scored against Australia, and also VVS Laxman against Australia scored two double centuries in test format, His highest score in test 281 runs at Kolkata was against them and his 200 not out innings at Firoz Shah Kotla was also against them.
VVS Laxman Records and Achievements:
- Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, 2011.
- Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding achievement in sports, 2001.
- Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2002.
- He is one of the few cricketers to score the most number of centuries (3) in a single ODI series.
- His innings of 281 against Australia at Kolkata in 2001 was ranked sixth in Wisden’s list of 100 great Test innings in the history of the game.
- He has the record of taking the most catches (12) by a non-wicketkeeper in a single ODI series. He shares this record with Allan Border.
- He along with Rahul Dravid shares the world record for the highest partnership (376 Runs) in 3rd innings of a test match for any wicket during a winning cause.
- Laxman is one of the six Indian test players in history to score 100 runs in a single session of a test match.
- Laxman is the second Indian player to score 1000 or more runs at a single ground. He scored 1217 runs at an average of 110.63 at Eden Gardens.
- Only Indians to score 1000 runs at a single ground with an average of more than 100.
- One of only 3 international players (and the only Indian player) to make an unbeaten fifty in both innings of a Test on more than one occasion (the others being Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Steve Smith).
- Laxman was awarded an honorary doctorate degree on 4 February 2015 by Teri University, New Delhi.
VVS Laxman Retirement:
After his bad performance in the 2004-05 season, he came up with a bang in the team in the 2005-06 season and played some scintillating performances for the team.
In 2007-08 season his good form continues against Australia, scoring 109 runs against them in the second day of controversial Sydney test, and it was his 12th test Hundred in the test format and fifth against Australia.
In the Border Gavaskar trophy, he did splendid work against Australia where he struck381 runs in 4 test matches with two double hundreds and two half-centuries to his name.
During India’s tour to England in the year 2011, it was VVS Laxman who just managed to score two half-centuries for the team against England and it was India’s first test series loss after Australia in 2007-08.
In the same year, Laxman was in his form against West Indies where he scored magnificent 176* runs and named man of the match award.
Later in that year India’s tour to Australia in November, Team India lost the series by 4-0 matches against them and it was the first time VVS Laxman failed to impress against Australia in his career.
After the test series in the year, 2012 on 18th August VVS Laxman retirement was announced by the cricketer though he was selected for the upcoming test series for New Zealand, but he decided not to take any part to it and focus on domestic cricket.
VVS Laxman Post Retirement:
After his retirement, VVS Laxman had done various roles as we have seen him a couple of time as a commentator and also working as a mentor for Sunrisers Hydrabad side, and also he is a part of the elite three-man panel along with Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar as the cricket advisory committee of BCCI.
Also, he has been appointed as a batting consultant in the Cricket Association of Bengal’s vision 2020 project.
VVS Laxman Biography covers the post-retirement work that he is doing now.
VVS Laxman Net Worth:
According to some sources, the net worth of VVS Laxman is around $12 million, as most of his earning came from Cricket, and also he has done many other endorsements as well.
In his time he has been endorsed brands like Pepsi, Sahara India and many more, and he is a brand ambassador of PETA and Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan which was initiated by the Indian Government.