Former Indian cricket VVS Laxman turned a year older with his 45th birthday on Friday (November 1). Indian cricket fraternity wished the former Test champion on his birthday. Indian cricketers like Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra took to Twitter to wish the former cricketer from Hyderabad. Laxman played for India from 1996 to 2012 and during his international career, he played many match-winning and match-saving innings in Tests. He is one of the best Test batsmen to play for India. Happy Birthday VVS Laxman: 5 Lesser-Known Things to Know About India’s Former Test Specialist Batsman.
"Wishing u a very happy birthday @VVSLaxman281 bhai. Watta style,Rajesh khanna fan???", wrote Irfan pathan, along with a video of Laxman imitating late Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna. "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", Raina wrote on Twitter.
Harbhajan Singh shared a photo of himself with Laxman and wrote, "Happy birthday to the best person I have ever met.. what a legend..my very very dear friend @VVSLaxman281 May you continue to be blessed and happy forever .. #Happpybirthdaylaxman". Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Aakash Chopra also shared photos of themselves with Laxman and wished the latter on his birthday. Have a look at all the tweets. Happy Birthday VVS Laxman: Look at Five Spectacular Knocks by the ‘Very Very Special Batsman’.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 1, 2019
Very Very Special!
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 1, 2019
Happy birthday to the best person I have ever met.. what a legend..my very very dear friend @VVSLaxman281 May you continue to be blessed and happy forever .. #Happpybirthdaylaxman pic.twitter.com/bspzcI6l9R
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 2019
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 1, 2019
Test Legend VVS!
Birthday wishes to one of the best batsmen India has ever had @VVSLaxman281. Your very very special wrist technique is still my favorite. Wishing you all the health and happiness in the world. pic.twitter.com/XLbNUdmRS6
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 1, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 1, 2019
BCCI Wishes Laxman!
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 31, 2019
Laxman played for India in 134 Tests and 6 ODIs. Laxman smashed 8,781 runs in his Test career and 2,338 runs in ODI career. He hit 17 centuries and 56 half-centuries in Tests. In ODIs, he smashed six hundreds and ten fifties. In the later part of his career, he only played Test matches. He announced retirement from international cricket in August 2012. Currently, he is an active cricket commentator.