Cricket News sort by Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman

Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman’s (VVS as he is fondly called) decision to retire from international cricket has surprised many, coming as it did less than a week before India’s two-Test series against New Zealand begins.

From December 2009 to July 2011 India sat atop the ICC test rankings. That great achievement came after years of struggle from a highly talented team that added discipline and self-belief to the flair that was always present in their game.

VVS Laxman today has announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect! This means that the 37-year-old has decided not to play in the 2-Test Series against New Zealand despite being selected in the squad.

Stylish Hyderabadi batsman VVS Laxman is all set to bid goodbye to International Cricket. The 37-year-old wristy right-hander would be officially announcing his retirement at a press conference today around 4:00 PM at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

VVS Laxman was named in the Indian Squad for the tests against the touring New Zealanders. He was the one in possession of the number five spot during the last series but with “The Wall” now retired there is the issue of who will bat at three.

VVS Laxman has been retained in India’s Test Squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand. Laxman has struggled to score runs in India’s overseas tours of England and New Zealand.

India is going to play two home Test Series against New Zealand and England in the coming days. As we all know over the years that it’s not too challenging for the Indian batsmen to play on their home pitches.

Should they or should they not include Rohit Sharma in the squad for the New Zealand Tests at home? That will be the major subject of debate as the Indian selectors sit to pick the team.

VVS has been India’s miracle worker. Time and again he--more than any other—was the one who stood up when India had lost all hope. So adept is he at rescuing his country, and fashioning victory out of thin air, that opponents dared not think they were home free until he had safely returned to the pavilion.