VVS Laxman awarded lifetime membership of Marylebone Cricket Club

VVS Laxman awarded lifetime membership of Marylebone Cricket Club

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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