VVS Laxman felicitated for playing 100 Tests

Updated: 07 February 2009 16:09 IST

Stylish India batsman VVS Laxman was felicitated by his alma mater the St John's Sports Coaching Foundation for representing the country in 100 Tests.

Hyderabad:

Stylish India batsman VVS Laxman was felicitated by his alma mater the St John's Sports Coaching Foundation for representing the country in 100 Test matches, in Secunderabad on Saturday.

A song specially composed for him was also played at the function, which was also attended by cricketers like S Venkatapathy Raju, Arshad Ayub and Noel David.

Laxman turned nostalgic while recounting the days when his uncle Baba Krishna Mohan admitted him into the Foundation way back in 1986.

"The Foundation is like second home for me as far as my cricketing life is concerned as it has played a major role in shaping my career," he said.

"This achievement of playing in 100 Tests is not only of mine but also of my coaches and all those who helped me become what I am today," the Hyderabadi batsman added.

Also felicitated were his uncle Baba Krishna Mohan, who is considered to be his mentor, Narasimha Rao, founder of the Foundation, coaches Anil and Prasanna Kumar.

Laxman, on the ocassion launched the website of the Foundation.

Topics : Cricket VVS Laxman India New Zealand
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