VVS LAXMAN

  • IPL 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman supports Super Over concept 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor VVS Laxman said on Friday that he supports the concept of "Super Over" in Twenty20s as it excites the crowd and enables a team to get a result in case of a tie, negating the possibility of shared points. Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals via...
  • IPL 8: VVS Laxman hails Pravin Tambe April 17, 2015

    The curator at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam was certain that the pitch was going to be 'a belter of a batting pitch with some assistance to seamers early on due to previous night's rain'. The assessment of Steven Smith, the Rajasthan Royals skipper, was much the same. He chose to...
  • IPL 8: VVS Laxman hails special innings from Brendon McCullum April 11, 2015

    Chennai: Lauding Chennai Super Kings opener Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 100 in his side's second consecutive win in IPL-8, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman on Saturday said the New Zealender's first ton of the season was a "special innings". Riding on McCullum's 56-ball knock and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 29-ball 53, CSK...
  • IPL 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad begin training under Moody, Laxman April 6, 2015

    Visakhapatnam: Sunrisers Hyderabad players, including the overseas stars, on Monday underwent an intense training session under the watchful eyes of coach Tom Moody and team mentor VVS Laxman. Moody and Laxman were all smiles as the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Dale Steyn and Ravi Bopara joined the Indian contingent...
  • World Cup: India can beat Australia if bowlers continue form, says VVS Laxman March 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Former batsman VVS Laxman feels that India can beat Australia in the semi-final of the ongoing cricket World Cup on March 26 if their bowlers continue their impressive form. Laxman said Australia's batting line-up has not been in the best of form so far and Indian bowlers can put pressure...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India has strength in all departments, says VVS Laxman March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With most of the Indian batsmen striking form in the ongoing cricket World Cup, former India player V V S Laxman believes that the team's batting line-up was primed to do well in the knock-out stage. India rode Suresh Raina's unbeaten 110 to chase down a 288-run target against...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman advise Virat Kohli to end row with journalist March 5, 2015

    Perth: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe. Gavaskar and Laxman admitted that dealing with the media was never easy but they...
  • World Cup: Happy to see Chris Gayle back in form, says VVS Laxman February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman on Tuesday expressed his delight after West Indian Chris Gayle bludgeoned 215 runs against Zimbabwe to return to form during a World Cup Pool B game. Gayle scored the highest World Cup score by smashing 215 runs against Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval in Canberra...
  • Indians have got what it takes to beat South Africa: VVS Laxman February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding India's winless streak against South Africa in World Cups, VVS Laxman feels the 'Men in Blue' can beat the Proteas as confidence levels are high after the victory against Pakistan and the batting line-up has enough depth to take on Dale Steyn and company. "Even though the results...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman criticise World Cup format February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary players Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday lambasted the format of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, saying that the inclusion of the ICC Associate members could reduce the intensity of competition. Gavaskar and Laxman said making the showpiece event a 14-team affair with the inclusion of the likes...
  • VVS Laxman awarded honorary doctorate February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricketer VVS Laxman was awarded an honorary doctorate at the seventh convocation ceremony of TERI University here on Wednesday. Three others also received the honour -- former president of East Timor José Manuel Ramos-Horta, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, and Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi. Accepting the doctorate, Laxman said: "I...
  • Harbhajan, Laxman worried about India's death bowling at World Cup January 10, 2015

    Test stalwart VVS Laxman and 2011 World Cup winner Harbhajan Singh have questioned India's ability to bowl at the death in limited-overs cricket and feel India's title defence in Australia and New Zealand will depend on how the bowling holds up in the final overs of an innings. Talking to The...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • For India, slip catching as important as scoring runs in Australia December 8, 2014

    While a lot of us talk about batting, great bowling or a brilliant piece of fielding, most of us even forget to credit a slip fielder for taking a catch. Just like there are no free lunches in this world, there are no easy slip catches and what makes it...
  • Will India find their next 'Fab Four' in Australia? December 7, 2014

    You never know the value of what you have till you lose it. Similarly, we only got to know how blessed our country was to have gems like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman to be playing at the same time till they called time on their...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly November 22, 2014

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman November 21, 2014

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • VVS Laxman implores India to focus on overseas improvement November 13, 2014

    Performing well overseas should be India's top priority and the Test squad needs "smart preparation" every time they embark on a tour, according to former India batsman VVS Laxman. Very strong at home, India's problems while travelling have been well documented with the team losing 13 of their last 17 test...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • Was Chappell's stint a dark period in Indian cricket? November 4, 2014

    Dropping a bombshell, Tendulkar has disclosed that the then India coach Greg Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid. ...
  • Laxman slams Chappell, backs Tendulkar's claims November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India batsman VVS Laxman slammed Greg Chappell and said the controversial ex-India coach had taken Indian cricket backwards during his two-year tenure as the national coach. "Chappell took Indian cricket backwards," Laxman said when asked to describe Chappell's tumultuous stint as coach from 2005 to 2007. Reacting to a...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen that...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS Laxman...
  • VVS Laxman to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens October 7, 2014

    VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with the Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on October 19. The lecture will be held on the eve of the fifth and final ODI between India and the West...
  • 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...