As India team for test series for sri lanka got announced , there was discussion going on in an prestigious web portal of India. Some body questioned laxman’s selection!!!!!!!. Now questioning laxman’s selection in test team is like questioning ‘why is tata’s name in most trust worthy business men?’. Never the less for sake of records v.v.s laxman has highest average in last five years and second highest after gautam gambhir entered the scene. Test matches would never be same once laxman retires.
9 years ago India were down and out from the test against australia. Having found itself in hopeless situation , laxman produced gem of innings and along with dravid not only made sure India is save but India went on to win the test match. According to tendulkar , dravid , ganguly , kumble , that inning did more than winning the test. It changed entire belief system of Indian cricket and new self belief was induced among all cricketers.
Today after nine years laxman did it again. Yesterday’s paper read ‘ India facing possible defeat in Colombo Test’ and all hopes of sachin tendulkar (bhishma pitama of Indian cricket). Stats too were in favor of sri lanka, pitch was getting tough but tendulkar played cautious innings before class of laxman made sure that India won. Raina too supported laxman ably.
V.V.S laxman has time and again proved his class and this innings would also be cherished long time by cricket experts. Media for strange reasons doesnot flash laxman as much as others and some or other do question laxman’s selection. Thank god they are not selectors!!!!!!!!
With this win dhoni’s clean record of not loosing series still remains since India has drawn the series.