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V. V. S. Laxman Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

V V S Laxman

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Bio
Real NameVangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
NicknameVery Very Special, Lachu Bhai
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutTest- 20 November 1996 vs South Africa at Ahmedabad
ODI- 9 April 1998 vs Zimbabwe at Cuttac
International RetirementTest- 24 January 2012 vs Australia at Adelaide
ODI- 3 December 2006 vs South Africa at Centurion
Coach/MentorNot Known
Domestic/State TeamDeccan Chargers, Hyderabad (India), Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Lancashire
Nature on fieldCool
Likes to play againstAustralia
Favourite ShotLeg Flick
Records (main ones)• His knock of 281 runs against Australia in 2001 is rated as the greatest Test performance of the last fifty years.
• He is one among the few cricketers to score 3 centuries in a single ODI Series.
• He holds the record of maximum catches (12) by a non wicket-keeper in a single ODI Series.
• He share the world record for the highest partnership (376 runs) along with Rahul Dravid in the third inning of a Test match.
• By scoring 1217 runs at Eden Gardens, he became the second Indian cricketer to score 1000 or more runs with an average more than 100 at a single ground.
Career Turning PointIn 2001, when he knocked 281 runs against Australia at the Eden Gardens.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 November 1974
Age (as in 2016)42 Years
Birth PlaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabd, Telangana, India
SchoolLittle Flower High School, Hyderabad
CollegeTeri University, New Delhi
Educational QualificationsHonorary Doctorate Degree
FamilyFather- Dr. V. Shantaram (Physician)
Mother- Dr. V. Satyabhama (Physician)
Brother- VVS Ramakrishna
Sister- N/A
V V S Laxman Parents
ReligionHindu
HobbiesPlaying Badminton and Sqash, Watching Lawn Tennis matches, Reading
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerMohammed Azharuddin
Favourite FoodContinental Foods, South Indian Cuisines
Favourite GroundChinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore,
Sydney, Australia,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Favourite FilmJerry MacGuire
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan
Favourite ActressAishwarya Rai
Favourite SingerS Balasubraniam
Favourite PoliticianChandrababu Naidu
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeG. R. Sailaja, Post Graduate in Computer Applications (married 2004)
ChildrenDaughter- Achinthya Laxman
Son- Sarvajit Laxman
V V S Laxman with his wife and children

V V S Laxman

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Some Lesser Known Facts About V. V. S. Laxman

  • Does V. V. S. Laxman smoke?: No
  • Does V. V. S. Laxman drink alcohol?: No
  • Laxman’s parents are noted physicians.
  • Before coming into the cricket, he had to opt between the fields of medicine and cricket and of-course he opted the latter!
  • He is the great grand nephew of India’s second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Laxman had to wait 3 years for his first Test Century.
  • His uncle, Baba Krishna Mohan, has a great contribution in shaping his cricket-career.
  • In the Under-19 International Game, Laxman and Brett Lee played their first match in the same match against each other.
  • His first and the last ODI match ended with a duck.
  • Laxman is an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba.
  • He never got a chance to play in a World Cup Match.
  • In 2002, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
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