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Very Very Special Laxman


“Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.” ― C J Milbrandt, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

VVS Laxman, one of the ‘Fab Four of Indian Cricket’, is a rare sportsman who packs power with finesse. His second innings in the second test of the Border—Gavaskar Trophy, 2001, in which he scored 281 against Australia at Kolkata, is the only innings by an Indian player to be listed among Wisden’s Top 10 batting performances. One of the all-time cricketing legends Rahul Dravid has this to say about VVS Laxman’s historic innings: "I enjoyed it from the other end. It was like watching a highlights package."

There is some solid parenting behind this champion sportsman, and we can take away a lesson or two from his life. “Right from my childhood, I have always been inspired by my parents. Their passion towards their profession and how they have handled success and failure in their lives was something to learn from,” says Laxman in an interview to Parents are huge inspirations to their children and play a major role in shaping their personality.

In the 1990s, when cricket was a very amateur sport, Laxman’s parents believed in their son and courageously let him choose cricket as his profession. Our children too have special talents. All we need to do is to identify their talents and encourage them rather than forcing our dreams onto them.

This ClipBook pays tribute to the legendary cricketer VVS Laxman and presents his inspiring story.

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V V S Laxman - Profile

Did you know VVS Laxman was a one-time medical student, who chose cricket over a career in medicine? To know more about his life and career profile, visit this link.

V V S Laxman: A Touch Of Velvet

India's VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket after a 16-year career. Sports writer Suresh Menon reflects on a glorious career.

My Two Dreams Were Fulfilled

Laxman always wanted to be a doctor just like his parents but destiny made him a cricketer. His parents have given him the freedom to choose between cricketer and a doctor when he was 17. "Today, Both my dreams have been fulfilled. Playing for the...

Padma Honour: V V S Laxman Thanks His Parents

Stylish Indian batsman VVS Laxman, who was yesterday named for the Padma Shri award, thanked his parents for their role in shaping his illustrious career and especially his uncle Krishna Mohan, who he says was the first to spot the talent in him.

‘Proud To Be V V S' Parents'

“Now, we feel his dream has been fully realised,” V. Shantaram added. The proud father expressed gratitude to all the elders, including the coach, Laxman’s uncle (Baba Mohan), seniors, HCA and the BCCI officials for all their support.

He Owes Everything To His Parents

They say that we learn from experience, and truly so, this cricketing champ has picked all the right things from his experiences. The fourth wheel of India’s famous four, VVS Laxman’s importance came to the fore when he, along with Rahul Dravid, h...

Lucky To Have Sailaja As My Wife

It's not everyday that you get to hear former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman speak about the love of his life - his wife Sailaja. But during this interview, we saw a different side to VVS, when he poured his heart out about his better half...

I Am A Better Father Because Of My Parents

When I am a father myself to two lovely kids, I always fall back on my parents' teaching when it comes to dealing with them. I know what difference my parents' teachings made in my life, so I now try and do the same with my kids. Of course, it's a...

V V S Laxman Childhood, Young Age And Family Photos

VVS Laxman , the very, very special batsman of Indian test cricket, is known for his wrist shots and sweet timing. One of the rarest batsmen in the world who is a treat to watch...

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