VVS Laxman is Near the End of His Cricket Career
Sourav Ganguly’s retirement after the Border – Gavaskar trophy will surely start a search for the player who can replace him as the pillar of the Indian team in the tests as well as the one day matches. This will also start a search for the players who can replace the four other main pillars of the Indian cricket team who, too, are at the verge of retiring and may announce their retirement in the years to come. Let us have a look at the players who may replace these great players. Though it is difficult to find the players of the likes of Sachin, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble or VVS Laxman, some or the other player will have to replace them. So, a big question takes its place in the minds of all the cricket lovers.
Will the retirement of these five players leave team India again to its old state of being an underdog? Or Are there any possible replacements for the five players?
Let us see the possible replacements for the five players one by one. This article will focus on the possible replacements for VVS Laxman. VVS Laxman is a right hander batsman whose technique has earned the acknowledgement of all the cricket lovers. He is well known for the stylish shots that he can plays to the leg side from the off side. He can play any ball from the off side to the leg side with the help of his wrists. He gained an important place in the Indian team after the test match against Australia where India was forced to follow on. But VVS Laxman along with Rahul Dravid not only saw to it that India did not lose the match, but also made runs enough to win the test match for India. He made 281 runs in that test match. It was the highest score by any Indian batsman which was later broken by Virendra Sehwag.
Let’s have a look at the players who may replace VVS Laxman:
Rohit Sharma: Though Rohit Sharma is the proper replacement for Sachin Tendulkar as he seems to have the temperament; he also is the only possible replacement for VVS Laxman. He has all the shots that VVS Laxman is well known for, except for that artwork of his wrists. Rohit Sharma has an added advantage of having a better technique against the swinging ball which VVS Laxman lacked.