Full Name VVS Laxman
Born November 1, 1974
Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh
Age 42 Years, 7 Months, 22 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Teams Played India, India A, India B, Indian Board President's XI, Indian Inv XI, India Seniors, Lancashire, Rest of India, South Zone, Young India, Hyderabad, Otago, India, Hyderabad, Kochi, Sachins Blasters
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 4, IPL - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1996 - 2012], [ODI, 1998 - 2006], [IPL, 2008 - 2011], [CL, 2009],

Probably the most endearing batsman from the golden generation of Indian batsmen and Australia’s biggest nemesis. The stylish Hyderabad batsman scored 281 in the 2001 Kolkata Test to take the cricket world by storm. The Indians were staring a big defeat in the face against one of the greatest Australian sides when Laxman, with the help of Rahul Dravid at the other end, turned the tables on them. In 2016, Cricket Monthly voted his innings as the best in the last 50 years.

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VVS Laxman Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 134 225 34 8781 281 v AUS 17 56 1135 5 45.97 49.37 135 0
ODI 86 83 7 2338 131 v ZIM 6 10 222 4 30.76 71.23 39 0
IPL 20 20 2 282 52 v BLR 0 1 33 5 15.66 105.61 4 0
CL 2 2 0 50 46 v SOM 0 0 8 0 25.00 121.95 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 13 54 12 126 2 1/2 v PAK 0 0 63.00 2.33 162.00
ODI 4 7 0 40 0 0/5 v ZIM 0 0 - 5.71 -
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

VVS Laxman Profile

Probably the most endearing batsman from the golden generation of Indian batsmen and Australia’s biggest nemesis. The stylish Hyderabad batsman scored 281 in the 2001 Kolkata Test to take the cricket world by storm. The Indians were staring a big defeat in the face against one of the greatest Australian sides when Laxman, with the help of Rahul Dravid at the other end, turned the tables on them. In 2016, Cricket Monthly voted his innings as the best in the last 50 years.


Laxman has just scored 17 Test tons, way behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and Rahul Dravid (36), but most of those tons packed a punch. Proficient against fast bowling as well as spin, Laxman scripted many Test wins for India. His ability to bat with tail-enders was second to none.


Predominantly a Test player, Laxman also enjoyed a spell of great success in ODI cricket and scored three centuries in four matches during the 2004 VB Series in Australia. However, to his great regret, he is the only batsman from the Fabulous Five (Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly and Sehwag), who didn’t get a chance to feature in a World Cup. Laxman retired in 2012 and took up commentary straightaway, and he is equally impressive in his second stint offering great insights with a dash of humour.

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