Cricketing fraternity wish VVS Laxman on his 43rd birthday
Sachin revealed the secret of the birthday boy scoring so many runs in his wish.
Updated - Nov 1, 2017 4:49 pm
The former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman is celebrating his 43rd birthday and all the former cricketers have poured in their wishes for him. The classy player has become a commentator now and currently is busy doing his job in the ongoing limited-overs series between India and New Zealand. He is also the mentor of the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Interestingly, Ashish Nehra who is the part of SRH is also bidding adieu to the international cricket on the same day.
The Hyderabad born cricketer made his debut in 1996 against South Africa in Ahmedabad. Since then he played some magnificent knocks for India with the help of his magical wristy flicks. His innings of 281 against Australia at Eden Gardens in Kolkata is still touted as one of the best knocks in Test cricket ever. Though he could not achieve remarkable feats in the limited overs format, he is considered as one of the big five cricketers in Indian cricket in the early 2000s.
Sachin spills out a secret
The cricketing fraternity wished VVS Laxman on his special day on social media website Twitter. It was heartening to see that all the former and current Indian cricketers including the foreign players spared their time to wish the very very special cricketer. Virender Sehwag was once again at his sarcastic best and dedicated a Bollywood song ‘Chittiyan Kalaiyan’ to the birthday boy referring to his masterful wrist work with the bat while playing his shots.
On the other hand, another member of the ‘big five’ Sachin Tendulkar spilled out the secret of his ability to score the abundance of runs with his willow. He revealed that Laxman used to take a shower and eat an apple before going out to bat during his illustrious career. The former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie, in his reply to Sehwag’s tweet, wished the special cricketer and admitted that he hasn’t forgotten his knock of 281 at the Eden Gardens. Co-incidentally, Gillespie was at the receiving end of that masterclass and had bowled his heart out in his attempt to dismiss Laxman.
Here’s how the cricketing world wished the very very special Laxman:
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 1, 2017
Happy Birthday to a Very Very Special person @VVSLaxman281 sir. Wishing you another year of great accomplishments and good health.?
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 1, 2017
— iamSidkaul (@sidkaul22) November 1, 2017
Happy b'day, Lax! Shall I spill out the secret behind ur ability to score runs? Taking a shower & eating an apple before going to bat. Oops? pic.twitter.com/DNYFNQUnAi
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 1, 2017
True inspiration! His crucial knocks down the order has bailed india out so many times. No one can forget his #281 in one of the historic test wins for India. Happy birthday lachi bhai @VVSLaxman281
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 1, 2017
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 1, 2017
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 1, 2017
@VVSLaxman281 .Many happy returns of the day dear vvs.May God bless you and give you good health and long live. Have a wonderful day. ??
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) November 1, 2017
Cheers to a very very special man.. very humble and kind hearted @VVSLaxman281 Happy birthday.. have a good one lax. Bless you
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 2017
— R P Singh (@RpSingh99) November 1, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 31, 2017
— Jason Gillespie ? (@dizzy259) November 1, 2017
Many more happy returns of the day lachi bhai @VVSLaxman281 , may god give u the strength to contribute to the game in different capacities?
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 1, 2017
Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281, have a great time with friends and family on your special day 🙂
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 1, 2017
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) November 1, 2017
Happy birthday @VVSLaxman281. Have a special year ahead with the best of everything 🙂
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) November 1, 2017
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 1, 2017
Polite. And classy. With bat in hand. And in life. May it always be that way. Happy Birthday to @VVSLaxman281
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 1, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 1, 2017
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 1, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 1, 2017
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 1, 2017
@VVSLaxman281 happy birthday vvs ..have a great year ..love your jackets on TV …god bless
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 1, 2017