Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are some of VVS Laxman's notable achievements in international cricket?
Laxman is renowned for scoring the most centuries (3) in a single ODI series and his historic 281 against Australia in 2001, which ranks sixth in Wisden’s list of 100 great Test innings. He also holds the record for most catches (12) by a non-wicketkeeper in a single ODI series.
When did VVS Laxman retire from international cricket, and what honors did he receive?
Laxman retired in August 2012 and received prestigious awards like the Padma Shri in 2011 and the Arjuna Award in 2001. He was also named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2002.
What is unique about Laxman's Test cricket career?
Unique in his career, Laxman played over 100 Test matches but never appeared in a One-Day Cricket World Cup. He is also known for his fast scoring and exquisite stroke play.
What roles has Laxman assumed after retiring from playing cricket?
Post-retirement, Laxman has been active in cricket administration and coaching. He leads as the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), coaches the India Under-19 and India A teams, and serves on the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.