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  • Indian slip fielders standing too close to each other, says Laxman August 17, 2014

    London: With India's 'butter fingered' slip-cordon 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 all-important 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 middle-order 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...
  • 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 one-dayers 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...
  • 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 match-winning 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...
  • 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...
  • India's transition phase set for South Africa test December 4, 2013

    A bumper schedule curtailed to a two-day 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 three-Test, seven-ODI tour...
  • 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 teary-eyed Tendulkar on Saturday brought the curtains down on his...
  • 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 under-rated 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 two-Test 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...
  • Laxman backs India to win ODI series against Australia October 2, 2013

    Gurgaon: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman believes the current Indian team is hungry for more success and backed the hosts to triumph over Australia in the upcoming limited-over series. "There are lot of talented cricketers in the Indian side who are eager to perform. The upcoming Australia series at home will...
  • Two years since Test dethroning, India on the right path August 13, 2013

    Two years ago to the day, August 13 2011, India surrendered their No 1 Test ranking to England with an innings-and-42-run defeat at Edgbaston. It was a defeat that left the team hurting. How many saw it coming? Edgbaston was followed by another innings defeat at The Oval, which made...
  • India are lucky to have a captain like Dhoni, says Laxman July 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman was on Sunday effusive in his praise for India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who lead the national team to back-to-back title triumphs at the Champions Trophy in England and Tri-nation series in the West Indies. "His records (of winning all the world titles) speak for...
  • Dhawan values his wicket a lot more now: Laxman June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: His talent was unquestionable but Shikhar Dhawan's success can be attributed to the fact that he has started to value his wicket a lot more, feels former batsman VVS Laxman. "I have known him for many years. He is a talented and skillful player. He has done really well...
  • Academies require good coaches for budding cricketers: Laxman June 18, 2013

    Vijayawada: Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Tuesday stressed on the need for good coaches to train budding cricketers at academies. "The students who enrol in the cricket academies should also pursue their ambition with dedication and commitment," Laxman said after inaugurating Andhra Cricket Association's Central Zone Academy at Mangalagiri. On the...
  • Greedy players affecting credibility of cricketers: VVS Laxman May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Former great V V S Laxman on Wednesday said the "credibility" of cricketers should not be "affected" just because of the presence of some greedy players who are lured into malpractices such as spot-fixing through use of big money and freebies. "It is very important because just for some greedy...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have put Chennai loss behind: VVS Laxman May 10, 2013

    Mohali: The severe bashing they received from Chennai Super Kings had an impact on them but Sunrisers Hyderabad are determined to not repeat their mistakes in the remainder of the tournament, Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman said on Friday. "You have to be really positive, definitely you get really hurt when you...
  • Ashraf's election challenged in Pakistan courts May 10, 2013

    Karachi: The election of Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has been challenged in the Sindh and Lahore High Courts a day after the PCB announced him as the first elected head of the board. In Karachi Pakistan's former captain, Rashid Latif filed a petition through his lawyer...
  • Laxman backs Sunrisers batsmen to come good April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman on Thursday said he is not really worried about his batsmen's unimpressive performance ahead of the clash with Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League here at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Friday. The Sunrisers, newcomers this season, failed to make an impact with...
  • VVS Laxman delighted to give something back to the game April 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: Retired Indian Test batsman VVS Laxman says mentoring IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and doing commentary are his ways of giving something back to the game of cricket which gave him everything. "I am experiencing various things. It is great to be contributing back to the game. Because, cricket gave me...
  • Rewind: When India beat Australia by one wicket at Mohali March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: VVS Laxman was a thorn in Australia's side since the first time he faced them in Test cricket, and when he retired, no doubt a lot of Aussies would have sighted a sigh of relief. The stylish batsman from Hyderabad, known for his silken strokeplay with rubber wrists,...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad appoint Waqar Younis as bowling coach March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The new IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad have roped in Waqar Younis as their bowling coach for the 6th edition of the IPL. The Hyderabad-based franchise confirmed the news on their official Twitter account. "One of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Waqar Younis will be the bowling...
  • Pujara and Vijay pile on the misery for Australia March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay had ripped up record books on Sunday by compiling an unbroken partnership of 294 for the second wicket and on Monday, they went a step further and registered a few more records against their names. Pujara has been hailed as the "next big thing"...
  • Dhoni the best person to lead Team India: Laxman March 2, 2013

    Hyderabad: Putting all speculations to rest about his alleged strained relationship with MS Dhoni, former India batsman VVS Laxman on Friday said that the dashing batsman is the best person to lead the Indian team. "Dhoni is a fantastic player and I believe he is the best person to lead...
  • MS Dhoni doesn't back out-of-form players: VVS Laxman February 23, 2013

    Chennai: Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Saturday criticized India captain MS Dhoni for keeping aloof from struggling players when they need him most. Laxman, who is part of the Star Cricket commentary team for the first Test against Australia here, gave the example of Harbhajan Singh who he thinks...
  • India v Aus flashback: Famous Indian Test victories, part 2 February 20, 2013

    From Laxman's epic 281 to Dravid's Adelaide marathon and a one-wicket Mohali thriller, we take a look at some of India's most memorable defeats of Australia in Test cricket. An epic at Eden Gardens This match is the stuff of legend. India down 0-1 in the series, bowled out for 171...