One of the finest batsmen to have represented India in Test cricket, VVS Laxman turned 46 on Sunday (November 1), and wishes are pouring in for him from all around the world. On the occasion, Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag and many other prominent members of cricket fraternity also greeted the talismanic cricketer. Hailing from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, the technically-sound batsman gave nightmares to many potent bowling line-ups. Be it tackling the spinners in Feroz Shah Kotla or facing thunderbolts in Sydney, Laxman rose to all the challenges and guided India to numerous victories in his illustrious career. VVS Laxman Birthday Special: Top 5 Test Knocks by 'Very Very Special' Former Indian Batsman.

Making his international debut in 1996, Laxman did play some impressive knocks but couldn’t cement his side due to the presence of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Azharuddin. However, he emerged as a cornerstone of the Indian batting after the Kolkata Test against Australia in 2001. Following on, the right-handed batsman scored 281, which is regarded as the best Test knock ever, as India scripted a memorable win. Laxman didn’t look back after that and played one marathon knock after another. Meanwhile, let’s look at how cricket stars wished the former Indian batsman. VVS Laxman Recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s ‘Sharjah Desert Storm’ Knock.

Sachin Tendulkar Wishes His Friend!!

Virender Sehwag Greets In His Own Style!!

Harbhajan Singh's Message!!

Gautam Gambhir Wishes Good Health!!

Suresh Raina Hails Gentleman!!

Yuvraj Singh's Heartfelt Note!!

Pragyan Ojha Lavish Praises!!

BCCI Highlights Records!!

Laxman bid farewell to all forms of cricket in 2012 but not before scoring 8781 runs in 134 Test matches with the help of 17 centuries and 56 fifties. Post-retirement, the Indian talisman donned the commentator’s hat and gave his voice in many games. As of now, he’s serving Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) as a mentor in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, aiming to guide the Orange Army to the playoffs.

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