Book and Beyond FileA stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8, runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe game-changing knock of against Australia in at Eden Gardens. But playing for India was never easy. He was dropped as often as he was picked, and despite his vast experience and unimpeachable skill, he never made it to a World Cup team. All through his playing years, Laxman was known to be a soft-spoken man who kept his distance from controversy.
VVS Laxman's "281 & Beyond" book launch with Sachin and Harsha Bhogle
VVS Laxman unveils the cover of his book ‘281 and Beyond’
Throughout the book, I felt Laxman has been brutally honest. Whether you call it luck or destiny, sometimes there are things that are beyond your control. The Indian teams that VVS played in contained some great players.He is honest about his relationship with Wright deteriorating when he was confined to never being part of a World Cup squad and Wright admitting that he was part of it too. Rahul Dravid has had books written about him, and the story is not beyonc joy unconfined. No revelations, but he has not chosen to write his story so far. Possibly at times, no fact checks and the book felt very rush.
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A stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8, runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of against Australia in at Eden Gardens.
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That said with the reputation he has he would love to write his own story in his own words, but only after he is done. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first of the four to release his autobiography, Playing It My Way, which was a total disappointment. He really played it safe. No revelations, no fact checks and the book felt very rushed. I read the first few chapters and I was done. Late , saw the release of another autobiography, from the last member of the elite club.
There is that lingering and meditating on events that defined him, Indian cricket during his time, and Beyond is like the behind the scenes video of a top-grossing movie. In that sense, he was named one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year. But trust me, I enjoyed the book. In .
There was hardly any deep dwelling on significant goosebumps-inducing moments like Eden or Headingley or Adelaide and Ganguly felt rushed through events and their significance in his book. Nevertheless he played unbelievably amazing innings particularly tthe Australia and its fascinating to know they never Nice read As a fellow Hyderabadi I've been to the same school as laxmanAnd as an avid follower of Indian cricket from mid 90s I was looking forward to read his story. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of against Australia in at Eden Gardens. Sourav Ganguly bfyond had one in recent times.Also liked how he shared his experiences, good and bad with coach. Ships from and sold by Amazon AU? Writing about retirement would have been the most difficult part for VVS.
On a comparative scale, I will rate this ahead of Sachin's which was more of a statistical compilation and Ganguly's autobiographies. This led the book to have a narrative coherence despite the writings having been done across different periods. Laxman is one of the few players to have played Tests without ever playing in a Cricket World Cup. Also follows is the acknowledgment that his easy-going temperament had positioned him into a walkover or a scapegoat on multiple occasions.