Former India batsman VVS Laxman turned 45 on Friday and social media was filled with wises for the cricketer. ICC paid a special tribute to Laxman, who is best remembered for his 281 against Australia in 2001.
“2434 of his Test runs came against Australia, including a marathon innings of 281 at Eden Gardens in 2001, which took India to one of their most spectacular victories! Happy birthday to the legendary VVS Laxman".
Tests ➞ 134Runs ➞ 8781 Centuries ➞ 17Average ➞ 45.97 2434 of his Test runs came against Australia, including a marathon innings of 281 at Eden Gardens in 2001, which took India to one of their most spectacular victories!
Happy birthday to the legendary VVS Laxman pic.twitter.com/9Ufp9nCjAl
— ICC (@ICC) November 1, 2019
This was followed by a tweet from the BCCI, who called him “one of the most stylish batsmen".
Here's wishing one of #TeamIndia's most stylish batsmen, @VVSLaxman281 a very happy birthday On his special day, relive his 'very very special' knock of 281 against Australia #HappyBirthdayVVSLaxman pic.twitter.com/72e2ZwCD90
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 31, 2019
His former teammates and current crop of players too, took out time and wished Laxman.
May you be blessed with the best this birthday and beyond. Sending lots of luck and good vibes your way Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281 Have a good one pic.twitter.com/EEdr0xTMYS— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 1, 2019
Happy Birthday Dear @VVSLaxman281 From our Under 13 Camp days at Vijayawada to the Book Launch in Mumbai if there's one thing that hasn't changed, it has to be 'the good person' in you. Wishing you the very best in everything you do. Can you all spot both of us in pic ? pic.twitter.com/g0DxeJV64Y
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) November 1, 2019
Wishing @VVSLaxman281 bhai a happy birthday, one of the nicest persons, your special wristy shots are a treat to watch. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead. pic.twitter.com/l2ghb2BqoP— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) November 1, 2019
In a career spanning 16 years, Laxman scored 8781 Test runs in 134 matches at an average of 45.97. As far as ODIs is concerned, in 86 appearances, he made 2338 runs.