Balls profile: VVS Laxman

December 21, 2021

Has the hands of a surgeon. Actually, has the whole body of a surgeon and the hair of a mid level executive. Couldn’t look less like a cricketer if he went out in a lab coat. Considering his freakish natural attributes as a batsman, he has had a middling career. Yes, he has been better than most, but so he should be, he’s VVS Laxman. Showed against Australia that he could dissect a live animal and put it back together again while playing an inside out cover drive out of the rough from a leg spinner. Considering his initials, it is lucky for him he went on to become a top test batsman, otherwise he could have been known as Very Very Shit Laxman.