VVS Laxman was part of India’s golden era in Test cricket, serving as a vital component of the nation’s most elite batting combinations. The Hyderabad-born batsman and that Indian batting line-up entirely lived up to the reputation, crafting some improbable victories with their bat. Recollecting some memories, VVS Laxman took to Twitter and decided to pay a eulogy to a handful of cricketers who he shared the dressing room with.
VVS Laxman was one of the few players, who played more Tests than ODIs. Having featured in 134 matches in whites for India, the 45-year old was the quintessential Test batsman and rescued his team from various precarious positions. His personal best of 281 against Australia in 2001 can be termed nothing short of brilliant.
On his official Twitter handle, the former middle-order batsman wrote a statement dedicating to his teammates from whom VVS Laxman learned plenty of life lessons and how to conduct oneself. Therefore, in the coming days, he would be singing words of praises over social media to such men.
“I have been very fortunate throughout my career to have played alongside men who inspired through their deeds. There are lessons to be learnt, like I did, from the way they carried themselves. Over the next few days, I’ll be paying tribute to teammates who influenced me immensely,” he said.
VVS Laxman makes Sachin Tendulkar as his inaugural pick:
The 45-year old chalked out none other than Sachin Tendulkar amongst the first of all other teammates. The former batting maestro needs no introduction, having finished his career with a plethora of records, including the highest run-getter in ODIs and Tests. Tendulkar is also the most capped player in both the formats and has the highest number of centuries in the two versions.
VVS Laxman hailed the 47-year old for his achievements combined with his commitment, admiration and respect for the sport. Laxman went on to laud Sachin for being humble despite how many praises and compliments comes his way. The incredible duo has played more than a century of Tests. Besides, they were involved in a monumental stand of 333 against Australia in Sydney in 2004.
His trail-blazing career is the stuff legends are made of,but even more endearing is his commitment, passion & respect for the game that made him what he is.Staying grounded despite the adulation he received is a remarkable quality,one of the hallmarks of his greatness @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/J0ZJX6AOZ1
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 31, 2020