Team India’s former right-hand batsman VVS Laxman received heaps of praises from fellow teammate and former team India opener Virender Sehwag. Laxman got praised for his self-belief and positivity and Sehwag also claimed him as one of the most destructive openers in the history of Test cricket.
Sehwag while replying to Laxman’s tweet termed him as ”one of the nicest guys”. Laxman had shared a picture of Sehwag as a part of his initiative of paying tribute to his teammates who influenced him immensely.
Replying to Laxman’s tweet, Sehwag said, “You have been a great friend and made such wonderful contribution to Indian Cricket and are one of the nicest guys, Bhrata.”
Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman opened for team India in the early 2000s and the duo was surely a headache to the opposite team. While Sehwag got off the mark by hitting a four or six, Laxman remained calm and kept the scoreboard ticking.
Laxman has been paying tribute to his teammates who had an influence on him and his career. Apart from Sehwag, he has also paid tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, and Javagal Srinath.
VVS Laxman announced his retirement from the international cricket in 2012. In his 16-year old long career, he scored 17 hundreds in 134 Tests and six tons in 86 One Day International matches. The right-hand batsman has scored four of six tons against the Aussies.
Laxman ended his international cricket career having scored 781 Test runs at an average of 45.97 and 2338 one-day runs at an average of 30.76.
Meanwhile, Laxman has taken up the role of a commentator, he also the mentor of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.