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.