VVS Laxman awarded lifetime membership of Marylebone Cricket Club

VVS Laxman awarded lifetime membership of Marylebone Cricket Club
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Former Indian batsman, VVS Laxman on 11 May 2017, awarded the honorary life membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The 42-year-old stylish batsman is the fifth Indian to receive the award, after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Zaheer Khan. Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman played 134 Tests, 86 one-day internationals and 25 Twenty20 internationals for India.

Facts related to VVS Laxman:

  • VVS Laxman was born on 1 November 1974.
  • He was a right-hand batsman, who played mostly in the lower middle order.
  • He is specifically known for his numerous match-winning and saving innings.
  • His knock of 281 against them in Eden Gardens in 2001 is often considered as the greatest ever test-innings.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri award in 2011.
  • He is one of the few players who has played 100 Tests but has never played in a Cricket World Cup.
  • In 2002, he was named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year.
  • In 2012, he retired from international cricket.

Facts related to Marylebone Cricket Club:

  • Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club in London which was founded in 1787.
  • It is based at Lord’s in St John’s Wood, London NW8.
  • It was formerly the governing body of cricket both in England and Wales as well as worldwide.
  • In 1993, many of its global functions were transferred to the International Cricket Council (ICC), and its English governance passed to the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) at the same time.

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