The Man With Wrists Of Steel: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman was awarded Padma Shri in 2011 for his extraordinary contribution to Indian cricket. He

 is also the only Indian to score 1,000 runs in a single venue at an average of over 100. He was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India in 2001. He is only the 2nd Indian player to have scored 1000 or more runs at a single ground. 

About VVS Laxman 

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman was born in Andhra Pradesh on November 1, 1974. Both of his parents are physicians, and he studied Medical Science for a brief time before leaving to play professional cricket. For his primary schooling, he attended Little Flower High School in Hyderabad.

VVS Laxman's parents are V Shantaram and V Satyabhama. VVS Laxman’s wife is GR Sailaja, a computer science postgraduate in 2004. She is an extremely sociable lady who has started a nonprofit to help children in need. They have a wonderful marriage and two children. VVS Laxman's daughter is Achinthya, and his son is Sarvajit. Laxman has another brother named VVS Ramakrishna.

Virender Sehwag tweeted 'wrist magician' on VVS Laxman's birthday

On his 44th birthday, the former swashbuckling Indian opener wrote a great tweet to old colleague VVS Laxman. Laxman, regarded as one of India's top Test batters, was recognised for his magical wrist technique and excellent defence. Sehwag referred to him as the wrist magician and a special man on his birthday. 

Laxman and Sehwag played a few matches together for India before retiring. The pair used to be India's top-order strength in Tests, sharing multiple stands in many memorable triumphs.

Why was VVS Laxman called "The man with wrists of steel"

The legacy of VVS is far more than just numbers. He was a tough guy. His relentless focus earned him the title of batting monk and wrists of steel. He should be remembered for the several times he saved India from defeat. He had some of his greatest innings near the close of his career.

His 79 in the second innings in Perth in 2008 came at a critical juncture following the aftermath of Sydney, when he stood as a lone fighter as he has throughout his career. In the Test match, no other Indian batter scored 50 runs in the second innings.

Who can forget his batting brilliance against the lethal spin of Suraj Randiv in Colombo in 2010? Against all odds, VVS Laxman always shined the brightest in all his matches.

It must be our misfortune that he has opted to leave the international game too soon, not even taking the opportunity to say a befitting farewell to the game in a pair of home Tests against the Kiwis. 

We have to rub our eyes in disbelief that a batsman who was at his best when accumulating runs gracefully even when he had only the tail for company, as he did most famously to win a Test against the Aussies on home soil in Mohali just when it seemed all was lost, will no longer be batting with the India crest on his brave chest. He is one of India's most celebrated cricketers and will be known as "Steel Wrists" forever.

Did VVS Laxman open a preschool with his wife?
After a successful innings in cricket, V.V.S. Laxman and his wife Sailaja are about to embark on their "first innings" in education. The duo has opened a play school in Hyderabad called 1st Innings, which they hope will be a unique experience for parents. The curriculum distinguishes 1st Innings from other play schools.
The program is based on the constructivist philosophy. Parents may also observe their child in the playschool from anywhere globally through live-streaming CCTV.
What is the name of VVS Laxman's autobiography book?
The name of VVS LAxman's autobiography book is 281 and beyond.
How many followers does VVS Laxman have on Instagram?
VVS Laxman has 1.3M followers on Instagram as of 2023.