History specialist writes another chapter
The dread of four days was washed away by some heroic display this morning at PCA Stadium Mohali. In the process history was recreated..
Born to doctor parents,
this guy had inherited clinical precision in his genes. However, he
found out at the right time that his wrists were better suited at
directing a cricket bat than a scalpel. Below is what Wikipedia has to
say about him.
"He is noted most for his batting against
Australia, in both tests and one day internationals. As of February,
2010, he has scored 6 out of his 16 test hundreds, and 4 out of his 6
ODI hundreds against Australia. He has two double-centuries in tests,
both of them against Australia: his personal best of 281 at Kolkata in
2000–01, and 200* at Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008–09."
relishes being the proverbial nemesis of the men from down under. Today
again he proved why, despite being a player of the erstwhile era when
cricket was a gentleman's game, he is invaluable to Team India.
has not been worshiped like the Gods of cricket, i.e. Sachin Tendulkar
and Rahul Dravid. I watched the news for almost half n hour this evening
and there was no mention of his deed on any of the news channels, who
till this morning shouted out "It all depends only on God Sachin."
no matter whether he gets his dues or not, Laxman has yet again
demonstrated his true class. Over the last one decade, he has almost
made it a personal domain to torment Aussies and today was as good as it
ever got. Incapacitated, gingerly holding the bat, had it been any
lesser player, he would have stayed in the hut, but, not VVS.
nearly run a ball knock against the fierce Aussies, who looked set for a
70 odd run win, was a 'Hall of fame' contender. In this test match, he
also showed an emotion which till date was almost alien to him and that
was 'aggression'. He is known to send the ball screaming to the boundary
with the same ease with which a person sips juice lying back in his
armchair, but, today he was gesturing and yelling to his partner as well
as his runner. In fact, I believe that there was a high probability of
him getting violent with Pragyan Ojha, had he been able to run when
Pragyan failed to respond to a crucial call for a single.
between the display of a charged determination, there were of course,
the same silken drives through extra cover and the usual pulling of
deliveries well outside the off stump which are trademark shots of an in
If this was not his best then it probably was as good as his best.
In the end I have to say this.
the proclaimed Gods fail, the hero comes to save the day. VVS Laxman,
all I got to say is that Indians might not do so, but, Australians will
worship you as an evil God who prevented their conquest so many times!
Take a bow Very Very Special Laxman!