Laxman warns there's more to come
Indian run-machine VVS Laxman warns he can do much better after scoring three one-day international centuries in a week.india Updated: Jan 25, 2004 14:39 IST
Indian run-machine VVS Laxman warns he can do much better after scoring three one-day international centuries in a week.
Laxman's 131 in the three-run win over Zimbabwe at Adelaide Oval on Saturday continued a triangular series batting bonanza for the stylish strokemaker, following two unbeaten hundreds against Australia earlier in the week.
Not only was it Laxman's highest score in a one-day international but it was also the first of his five career limited overs centuries not to come against Australia.
"When I went back into the dressing room all the players congratulated me that it was the first time not against Australia, but against Zimbabwe," Laxman said.
"It was good, especially with the situation we were in, losing three wickets for four runs, I'm very satisfied that in that situation I went on to get 100."
But he said he was still to hit top form, a claim which should send a shiver through Australia's bowlers ahead of the tri-series finals next month.
"I can do much better than this," Laxman said. "I've done that in domestic cricket back in India and I don't see any reason why I can't improve on the performances here."
Laxman scored a string of nine centuries in nine consecutive first-class matches in 2000 and 2001.
He said his current form in Australia was beginning to provide similar feelings to that amazing sequence.
"Absolutely, because at that time when I scored nine hundreds I was batting well and doing well for the team, so it reminds me of that," he said.
"I'm really pleased that it's happening now in international cricket as well."
First Published: Jan 25, 2004 14:39 IST