As former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman celebrates his 45th birthday today, the International Cricket Council (ICC) made his birthday special by remembering his Test cricket legacy.
On its official Twitter handle, the ICC gave a brief information about Laxman’s Test career and mentioned, "2434 of his Test runs came against Australia, including a marathon innings of 281 at Eden Gardens in 2001, which took India to one of their most spectacular victories! Happy birthday to the legendary VVS Laxman".
Tests ➞ 134— ICC (@ICC) November 1, 2019
Runs ➞ 8781
Centuries ➞ 17
Average ➞ 45.97
2434 of his Test runs came against Australia, including a marathon innings of 281 at Eden Gardens in 2001, which took India to one of their most spectacular victories!
Happy birthday to the legendary VVS Laxman 🎂 pic.twitter.com/9Ufp9nCjAl
The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) termed the 45 year old as the one of the most stylish batsmen and posted a video clip from his best Test performance of 281 runs against Australia in 2001.
Here's wishing one of #TeamIndia's most stylish batsmen, @VVSLaxman281 a very happy birthday 🎂🍰— BCCI (@BCCI) October 31, 2019
On his special day, relive his 'very very special' knock of 281 against Australia #HappyBirthdayVVSLaxman pic.twitter.com/72e2ZwCD90
Former cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir also went on to wish VVS Laxman on his birthday and tweeted, Your very very special wrist technique is still my favorite".
The likes of Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh also extended their heartfelt wishes for Laxman.
Birthday wishes to one of the best batsmen India has ever had @VVSLaxman281. Your very very special wrist technique is still my favorite. Wishing you all the health and happiness in the world. pic.twitter.com/XLbNUdmRS6— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 1, 2019
VVS Laxman called it a day from international cricket in 2012. Besides his brilliance in red ball cricket, he amassed 2338 runs in ODIs at an average of 30.76, which includes six hundreds and ten fifties.
Following his retirement, VVS Laxman has been seen as an expert on TV, he is also the mentor for SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL).