Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar spill secrets on VVS Laxman’s birthday

Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were among the many who wished VVS Laxman on his birthday.

cricket Updated: Nov 01, 2017 14:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Virender Sehwag,Sachin Tendulkar,VVS Laxman
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to wish VVS Laxman on his birthday.(IPL)

Former India batsman VVS Laxman turned 43 on Wednesday and fans showered their wishes for the stylish middle-order batsman across social media.

While a number of fellow cricketers joined that list too, former India opener Virender Sehwag, yet again wished his former teammate in a unique manner.

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“Wishing #WristJaadugar & Bhrata Shri @VVSLaxman281 a very happy birthday.Can calm any situation with a flick of his wrists.Chitiyan Kalaiyan,” Sehwag wrote on Twitter with the last two words used as a reference to a Bollywood number from the movie ‘Roy’.

Laxman, who represented India in Tests and ODIs, has more than 11,000 runs in international cricket and was a vital cog in the Indian batting order.

Usually coming out to bat at the fall of the fourth wicket, Laxman, at No.6, was the pillar that could so easily be relied on, given his exceptional ability to hold fort from one end and score runs with the tail-enders.

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However, Sehwag wasn’t the only one to wish him in a different manner. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar too joined in as spilled a secret, suggesting that Laxman always walked out to bat only after having a shower followed by eating an apple.

“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,” he tweeted.

Laxman, was however, quick to respond to the Master Blaster.

However, despite scoring 17 international hundreds in Tests and another six in ODIs, Laxman is best remembered by the cricketing fraternity for his classy 281 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata back in 2001 to help India win a Test despite following on.

Batting throughout the day with Rahul Dravid at the other end, India had set 384 runs for Australia to chase before bundling them out for just 212.

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It had not only stopped the Aussie juggernaut, but also became one of the most iconic moments in the history of Indian cricket.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 14:43 IST