Laxman – The Swashbuckling Indian Savior Conferred With Padma Shri




VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman

Well, finally his efforts have got a respectable recognition. And, he deserved it guys! He has saved and won a countless matches for the nation in the last 2 years or so! He has done us proud. This elegant Hyderabadi batsman deserved a huge round of applause. I guess in the cricket history we would have very rare batsman who average more in the second innings than first. Laxman is one of them. And, he’s the guy who has the capability of taking the game away from the opposition when they were winning it!

In the last 10 years of Indian test cricket, this figure has been round and done a tremendous job. He has rescued India through the worst possible circumstances. Whenever, you see India perform a miraculous, record breaking test save or a win you will find this guy having a major contribution to it. And, so he has finally been crowned with the much sought-after Padma Shri.

Laxman was overwhelmed at the announcement. “I feel honoured as I have been bestowed with one of the most prestigious awards. It is indeed satisfying that my achievements while playing for the country have been rewarded. The biggest honour, however, is the opportunity to represent my country for so many years,” he said.

“It was the result of the hard-work and passion that is reflected in my performances, when I represent country. Awards and laurels are a by-product of what you are trying to do for your team and your country,” he added.

He also thanked his family for the support they provided. “I would take this opportunity to thank my parents and my uncle who first spotted my talent. It was he (uncle) who encouraged me to take up the sport seriously. Also my wife (Shailaja) and kids whose support has been invaluable.”

Laxman’s name was recommended by BCCI. Laxman, who has played 120 Test Matches, took the opportunity to thank the central and Andra Pradesh Government for considering him worthy enough for the honour!

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