Laxman

  • Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India: VVS Laxman September 9, 2014

    The 39yearold from Hyderabad, who followed India's performance in England, said India needed to focus on two crucial areas to improve their limitedovers performance death bowling and the opening combination. "In the T20 they gave away 50 runs in the last three overs, which is a lot, so I think...
  • Indian slip fielders standing too close to each other, says Laxman August 17, 2014

    London: With India's 'butter fingered' slipcordon struggling to hold on to catches, former slips specialist VVS Laxman feels the fielders are standing too close to each other, which is causing confusion between them. "Definitely, they are very close. I was the one who used to take the gap between the first...
  • I would have picked Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny: VVS Laxman August 15, 2014

    London: Raising concerns over India's selected XI for the allimportant fifth and final Test against England, veteran batsman VVS Laxman said that he would have opted for Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny in the crucial game. "Little surprised at Binny's inclusion. The reason given for his inclusion is that he...
  • I learnt a lot observing VVS Laxman: Ajinkya Rahane August 5, 2014

    Manchester: Having quietly cemented his place as India's middleorder mainstay, Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said he has gained a lot from borrowing a trick or two from stylish Hyderabad batsman VVS Laxman. Coming in at No.5, Rahane has showed the same bit of maturity that Laxman once displayed during the...
  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed antiMuslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multifaith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNNIBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? July 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughterinlaw of Pakistan. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan. ...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughterinlaw of...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughterinlaw of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 3, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012 January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three onedayers and...
  • De Villers a complete batsman of the modern era: VVS Laxman May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former India star VVS Laxman feels Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, without any doubt, is the most complete batsman in the modern era, who has three to four shots in his repertoire for every delivery. "Yes, he is without a doubt," the Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor said when asked if...
  • Sushma ahead in Vidisha, BJP nominee also leads in Ratlam May 16, 2014

    BJP's Sushma Swaraj is leading by a margin of 3,552 votes against Laxman Singhof Congress from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh. Saffron party nominee Dileep Singh Bhuria is ahead of his Congress rival and sitting MP Kantilal Bhuria by 909 votes from Ratlam seat. ...
  • VVS Laxman's words helped me again, says Irfan Pathan May 1, 2014

    Seamer Irfan Pathan says his chat with team mentor VVS Laxman inspired him to produce a matchwinning performance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here. It was Irfan who stopped the rampaging Keiron Pollard from turning the game in Mumbai's favour in the last over,...
  • IPL ideal platform to stage India comeback, says Irfan Pathan April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan, who will be representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, said his aim is to play the 2015 World Cup. In his bit to get back that elusive seamer allrounder's slot, Irfan is expecting that Sunrisers' think-tank will make him bat...
  • Expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel to fight Vidisha poll against Sushma Swaraj April 4, 2014

    The contest for the high-profile Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh has taken an interesting turn with expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel filing his nomination as an Independent against sitting BJP MP Sushma Swaraj and Congress' Laxman Singh. Patel, said to be close to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, surprised...
  • Laxman Singh hopeful of a win from Sushma Swaraj's LS seat in MP March 22, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's younger brother Laxman, who is the party nominee from Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, on Friday said he was hopeful of a victory against BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj. Laxman said that there was no question of his being afraid of...
  • Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman, convicted in arms deal case, dies March 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman died on Saturday in Hyderabad after a prolonged illness. The 73-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad. Bangaru had to step down as the president of the BJP after a sting operation by Tehelka and was convicted by a court in...
  • VVS Laxman duped of Rs. 10 lakh, suspect in police custody February 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A court here on Saturday sent a man arrested for allegedly duping former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman to eight days' transit remand so that he can be taken to Hyderabad for questioning, police said. A police team from Cyberabad which is investigating the case following Laxman's complaint that Rs. 10...
  • Maharashtra: 'Fake' teacher, aide booked for fraud December 21, 2013

    Jalna: Over five years after he took voluntary retirement, a teacher who was allegedly recruited on the basis of fake certificates and served Zilla Parishad schools for two decades, has been booked along with his accomplice for fraud, police said on Saturday. The genuine documents of the accomplice were used...
  • India's transition phase set for South Africa test December 4, 2013

    A bumper schedule curtailed to a twoday pilot project: that's how this Indian tour of South Africa is being viewed. Preps that were as serious as India sending their A team to detect South Africa conditions were used in confetti bursts during the Sachin Tendulkar farewell series. The threeTest, sevenODI tour...
  • Glad that Tejpal has finally been exposed, says Bangaru Laxman November 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bangaru Laxman, who went to jail because of a Tehelka expose 'Operation West End', is happy over Tarun Tejpal being probed in a rape case. Laxman had to step down as the president of the BJP after the expose and was convicted by a court in 2012. He is...
  • Sunil Gavaskar asks Indian youth to emulate Sachin Tendulkar November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the youth in the country should emulate Sachin Tendulkar, who played his 200th and final Test in Mumbai on Saturday, on how to pursue excellence without taking recourse to short cuts. A tearyeyed Tendulkar on Saturday brought the curtains down on his...
  • Delhi: AAP apologises to Shinde after its supporter abused him November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party on Thursday issued an apology for remarks made by a party supporter Rajeev Laxman, a TV host, during a public meeting. Laxman used foul language while referring to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, for ordering an inquiry into the party's source of funding. Laxman said,...
  • Where was press freedom when you targeted Tehelka: Congress to BJP November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi criticised Centre's advisory to press, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari launched a counter attack on the BJP leader alleging that the freedom of press was much worse during the NDA rule. Tewari cited how a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar is a clever bowler: Laxman November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's greatness lies in his batting but former India teammate, VVS Laxman, also considers the retiring legend as an underrated and a clever bowler who has played his part in a couple of famous Test and ODI wins. Playing in his penultimate Test, Tendulkar caused the Eden Gardens...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's retirement biggest in cricket history: Gavaskar November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has termed Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket as the "biggest" the game has ever seen, while another former great VVS Laxman feels that CAB's farewell arrangements won't cause "distraction" to him. Asked if Tendulkar's impending retirement after twoTest series against the West Indies...
  • Sachin never considered himself bigger than the game: Laxman October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: He feels honoured to have shared the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar for 16 years and VVS Laxman says the retiring senior batsman is remarkably special for never considering himself bigger than the game despite being a player who could "achieve anything on the ground". "The most important thing...
  • Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman on Sachin Tendulkar October 11, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has decided to hang up his boots following his 200th Test, and after he announced his decision to the world on Thursday, good wishes and 'miss you' messages poured in by millions. Two men Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman with whom Tendulkar shared the dressing room...