Former India batsman VVS Laxman turned 44 yesterday and was treated to a cake by the Indian cricket team. The surprise party was organised by his wife Sailaja. The stylish batsman-turned-TV commentator posted this picture on social media with his wife and children and members of the Indian team.
In a tweet, the former right-handed batsman said that he feels thankful for the players of Indian cricket team for taking out time to attend the party.
Feel extremely thankful and grateful to the Indian Team for taking out time and being party to my wife, Shailaja’s surprise for me yesterday . Also I wholeheartedly thank all of you for your warm wishes on my birthday 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/VwBpywoh7B
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 1, 2018
Laxman has played 134 Tests and 86 ODIs in a career that spanned over 16 years, scoring 8781 Test-runs at an average of 46.0 and 2338 ODI-runs at 30.8. Whilst having 23 hundreds to his name. Laxman scored a career best 281 against a mighty Australian attack in Kolkata in 2001 that saw India winning despite following on. He was named as ‘Very Very Special’ Laxman by the teammates and by his fans.
India defeated West Indies by 9 wickets in the 5th ODI at Thiruvananthapuram on Friday to clinch the series 3-1. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who scored three centuries, was adjudged man-of-the-tournament.