V. V. S. Laxman Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Bio
Full NameVangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman
NicknameVery Very Special, Lachu Bhai
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 36 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutTest– 20 November 1996 vs South Africa at Ahmedabad
ODI– 9 April 1998 vs Zimbabwe at Cuttac
International RetirementTest– 24 January 2012 vs Australia at Adelaide
ODI– 3 December 2006 vs South Africa at Centurion
Coach/MentorNot Known
Domestic/State TeamDeccan Chargers, Hyderabad (India), Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Lancashire
Nature on fieldCool
Likes to play againstAustralia
Favourite ShotLeg Flick
Records (main ones)• His knock of 281 runs against Australia in 2001 is rated as the greatest Test performance of the last fifty years.
• He is one among the few cricketers to score 3 centuries in a single ODI Series.
• He holds the record of maximum catches (12) by a non wicket-keeper in a single ODI Series.
• He share the world record for the highest partnership (376 runs) along with Rahul Dravid in the third inning of a Test match.
• By scoring 1217 runs at Eden Gardens, he became the second Indian cricketer to score 1000 or more runs with an average more than 100 at a single ground.
Career Turning PointIn 2001, when he knocked 281 runs against Australia at the Eden Gardens.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 November 1974 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)49 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana)
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
SchoolLittle Flower High School, Hyderabad

Note: He scored 98% marks in the Andhra Pradesh board exams in science stream. [1]
College/UniversityTeri University, New Delhi
Educational QualificationsHonorary Doctorate Degree
FamilyFather– Dr. V. Shantaram (Physician)
Mother– Dr. V. Satyabhama (Physician)
Brother– VVS Ramakrishna
Sister– N/A
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesPlaying Badminton and Sqash, Watching Lawn Tennis matches, Reading
Favourites
CricketerMohammed Azharuddin
FoodContinental Foods, South Indian Cuisines
Cricket GroundChinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore,
Sydney, Australia,
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
FilmJerry MacGuire
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan
ActressAishwarya Rai
SingerS Balasubraniam
PoliticianChandrababu Naidu
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeG. R. Sailaja, Post Graduate in Computer Applications (married 2004)
ChildrenDaughter– Achinthya Laxman
Son– Sarvajit Laxman

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Some Lesser Known Facts About V. V. S. Laxman

  • Does V. V. S. Laxman smoke?: No
  • Does V. V. S. Laxman drink alcohol?: No
  • Laxman’s parents are noted physicians.
  • Before coming into cricket, he had to opt between the fields of medicine and cricket, and he went for the latter.
  • He is the great-grand-nephew of India’s second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • Laxman had to wait 3 years for his first Test Century.
  • His uncle, Baba Krishna Mohan, has a great contribution to shaping his cricket career.
  • In the Under-19 International Game, Laxman and Brett Lee played their first match in the same match against each other.
  • His first and the last ODI match ended with a duck.
  • Laxman is an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba.
  • He never got a chance to play in a World Cup Match.
  • In 2002, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
  • In 2021, he was appointed as the head of the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • In July 2022, Laxman was appointed to the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Cricket Committee along with former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori[2]
  • During a 2007 test match in Cape Town against South Africa, the batting order for the Indian team had VVS Laxman slated to bat at Number 5 and Sourav Ganguly at Number 6. However, a few Indian wickets fell rapidly, causing chaos in the dressing room. Meanwhile, due to technical reasons, Sachin Tendulkar was delayed from taking the field for a few more minutes. Unexpectedly, it was Laxman’s turn to bat sooner than anticipated, but he was in the shower at that moment. Rahul Dravid, the non-striking batsman, was expecting Sachin Tendulkar to join him on the field, but instead, it was Sourav Ganguly who emerged from the pavilion. This was revealed in the book ‘’281 and Beyond’’ written by Laxman with R. Kaushik. [3]

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