VVS Laxman: Profile, Age, Height, Achievements, And Career Stats

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VVS Laxman (Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman) is a former Indian cricketer, known for his stylish batting. Born on November 1, 1974, in Hyderabad, India, Laxman played an important role in several victories for the Indian cricket team during his career. Known for his ability to play under pressure, he was particularly expert in the game’s longer format, contributing in Test matches. Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012, leaving behind a spark as one of India’s most celebrated and skillful batsmen.

Biography of VVS Laxman

  • Full name: Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
  • Nickname: Very Very Special, VVS

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  • Profession: Cricketer
  • Famous For- Elegant Stroke Play
  • Net Worth: 100 Crore
  • Salary: INR 50 Lakh/ Month
  • Monthly Income: 50 Lakh

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Physical Status of VVS Laxman

  • Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black

Personal Life of VVS Laxman

  • Birth Date:  November 1, 1974
  • Nationality: Indian
  • School: Little Flower High School, Hyderabad
  • College: Teri University, New Delhi
  • Hobbies: Playing Badminton and Squash, Reading

Family of VVS Laxman

  • Father: Dr. V. Shantaram
  • Mother: Dr. V. Satyabhama
  • Brother: VVS Ramakrishna
  • Sister: Not Known
  • Wife: G.R. Sailaja
  • Son: Sarvajit Laxman
  • Daughter: Achinthya Laxman

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Career Statistics of VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman’s Debut:

  • Test Match: 20 November, 1996 vs South Africa at Ahmedabad
  • ODI Match: 09 April, 1998 vs Zimbabwe at Cuttack

VVS Laxman’s Last Match:

  • Test Match: 24 January, 2012 vs Australia at Adelaide
  • ODI Match: 03 December, 2006 vs South Africa at Centurion

Achievements of VVS Laxman

International Records:

  • Most runs in a completed innings (63.98%)
  • Most fours in an innings (44)
  • Highest percentage of runs in a completed innings (63.98)
  • Most runs in a match (340)
  • Most runs in an innings (by batting position) (281)
  • Most matches in career (134)
  • Most catches in career (135)
  • Most catches by a substitute in a match (3)

Team Achievements:

  • Joint winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy
  • Runners-up in the 2003 Cricket World Cup
  • Winners of the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup
  • Winners of the 2011 Cricket World Cup

Awards and Honors:

National Awards and Honors-

  • Padma Shri (2011): The fourth-highest civilian award in India, bestowed for distinguished service in any field.
  • Arjuna Award (2001): The second-highest civilian award in India for sports, given for outstanding achievement in cricket.

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International Awards and Honors-

  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year (2002): Prestigious award given to the five most outstanding cricketers of the year.
  • ICC Test Player of the Year (2002): Annual award given to the best Test cricketer of the year.
  • ICC Test Match of the Year (2001–02): Award given to the best Test match of the year, in which Laxman played a pivotal role.
  • ICC Champions Trophy Team of the Tournament (2002): Recognition for Laxman’s contributions to India’s joint-winning campaign.

Other Notable Awards-

  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports (2002): Awarded for exceptional achievements in sports.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2009): The highest civilian award in India for sports, given for outstanding performance in sports.
  • NDTV Indian of the Year in Sports (2002): Awarded for exceptional contributions to Indian sports.
  • MTV Youth Icon Award (2002): Recognition for Laxman’s inspirational impact on Indian youth.
  • The Hindu Sportsperson of the Year (2002): Awarded for outstanding achievements in sports.

Conclusion: 

VVS Laxman is a legend in the world of cricket and has made his name in the annals of sporting history with his remarkable achievements and records. His elegant strokeplay and ability to rise to the occasion have earned him a place among the greatest batsmen of all time.