VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has wished VVS Laxman a very happy birthday. Image Courtesy: Getty
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Test cricket began in 1877. Since then it has grown leaps and bounds as the purest format of the game. It tests a player to the fore and various aspects come under radar. Test cricket has produced plenty of talents since its inception. As much as it is a joy to watch for any cricket fanatic it has also produced some of the legends of the game.

Today, we churn out, five great Test batsmen who never achieved the No.1 ranking.

VVS Laxman

KL Rahul, VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman (Credits – BCCI)

Test great VVS Laxman was the mainstay in Indian top-order. He calmly tackled the greatest bowlers and was a joy to watch. Laxman made 134 appearances in the longest format of the game, scoring 8781 runs at an average of 45.97, laced with 17 centuries and 56 centuries. He also single-handely led Team India to plenty of victories but never achieved the top Test ranking in the longest format.

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