Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (born 1 November 1974, in Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh , India ), is an Indian cricketer. Laxman bats right-handed and occasionally bowls off-spin.Laxman represents Hyderabad in domestic cricket and has played for Lancashire in English county cricket . He was the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League in its first year before being replaced by Adam Gilchrist for the next year.In 2011,Laxman was awarded with Padma Shri award,India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.But in IPL 2011 he is signed by Kochin Kerala .
VVS Laxman is noted most for his batting against Australia , in both tests and one day internationals . Laxman made his Test debut in 1996, scoring a fifty against South Africa at Ahmedabad . In December 2005, Laxman helped India to victory against Sri Lanka with a fine century. In June 2006, Laxman again rescued India from a difficult position against the West Indies with a gritty century. In November 2006, he was selected in the test squad for India’s tour of South Africa. In India’s home series against Pakistan in 2007, VVS Laxman once again showed his importance to the team with a disciplined batting performance in the 1st Test. [ He then followed that innings of 72 in the first test with 112 in the second test. In 2009, Laxman continues to be in top form. He had scored 76 and 124 in the 2nd Test at Napier in New Zealand. In 2010, in a Test match against South Africa held in Kolkata, he scored 143. Laxman helped India to level the series with Sri Lanka in August 2010 when he hit 103 not out in the run-chase, resulting in a five-wicket win in the Third Test. He was awarded the Man of the Match .
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