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Old 19th August 2012, 10:47   #1
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VVS Laxman retires

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-...ry/578096.html

The latest of the 'Galacticos' to go, VVS has retired - he'll be remembered for some Very Very Special innings, especially against Australia. He'd had a couple of poor tours, but had been expected to play in the upcoming NZ series. Time for the youngsters to step up.
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Old 19th August 2012, 10:58   #2
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The latest of the 'Galacticos' to go, VVS has retired - he'll be remembered for some Very Very Special innings, especially against Australia. He'd had a couple of poor tours, but had been expected to play in the upcoming NZ series. Time for the youngsters to step up.
In my view at his best, he was the most watchable of the Indian batsmen and one of the most elegant overall in world cricket. Thanks for the memories VVS.
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Old 21st August 2012, 00:46   #3
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He has played some very very special innings however he was past his prime so its good to know that he has retired.
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Old 21st August 2012, 01:13   #4
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He was way way way way down the list of top players in the Indian team. The order went something like this.

1. Master Blaster
2. Dravid
3. Ganguly.
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Agree with Chin, very watchable even when not in best of form. Will indelibly be printed in the memories of Aussie cricket fans because of this innings. My personal memory of him will be this - another example of him and Dravid batting India out of a hole. God that match sucked.
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Old 22nd August 2012, 02:44   #6
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He was way way way way down the list of top players in the Indian team. The order went something like this.

1. Master Blaster
2. Dravid
3. Ganguly.
others
no, just no. Too stupid not to be a troll.
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In my view at his best, he was the most watchable of the Indian batsmen and one of the most elegant overall in world cricket. Thanks for the memories VVS.
He is elegant in and out of field. A true gentleman of the game.
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Agree with Chin, very watchable even when not in best of form. Will indelibly be printed in the memories of Aussie cricket fans because of this innings. My personal memory of him will be this - another example of him and Dravid batting India out of a hole. God that match sucked.
Did Ajit Agarkar really take six in Australia?!
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Did Ajit Agarkar really take six in Australia?!
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Laxman's retired? But when will Sachin go? He's been hanging on for far too long now and is something of an impediment to the progress of younger players like Pujara, Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
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Such an elegant player, often was a MAJOR influence for them when in a hole. I recall in 10-11, India had been thrashed out of sight in 1st Test tho at least some decent batting 2nd time around. Sure he played a superb innings in a lowish scoring 2nd test, 90 odd I believe. His average was not superb but he could score big runs- in terms of quality and quantity.
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I think actually VVS had the problem that he didn't score the big runs. Passed 50 on 73 occasions in tests but only converted to a century 17 times. Also, only 2 doubles and four other scores over 150.

If he were English we'd say things like "he's nothing to aspire to, he's infuriating" (quoting one poster on here in a discussion about Ian Bell). In fact we'd probably spend ages statistically assassinating VVS...
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I think actually VVS had the problem that he didn't score the big runs. Passed 50 on 73 occasions in tests but only converted to a century 17 times. Also, only 2 doubles and four other scores over 150.

If he were English we'd say things like "he's nothing to aspire to, he's infuriating" (quoting one poster on here in a discussion about Ian Bell). In fact we'd probably spend ages[b] statistically assassinating VVS...
Laxman saved his best for Australia over his career (though admittedly slumped in his last series very badly). Bell without the club standard Banglas having test status would only average 42. I admit that the latter one has been rather done to death though!
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I think actually VVS had the problem that he didn't score the big runs. Passed 50 on 73 occasions in tests but only converted to a century 17 times. Also, only 2 doubles and four other scores over 150.

If he were English we'd say things like "he's nothing to aspire to, he's infuriating" (quoting one poster on here in a discussion about Ian Bell). In fact we'd probably spend ages statistically assassinating VVS...
He battled lower down the order and most of his career was with tails. He was an unsung hero of Indian cricket always a crisis man whom you can rely.

When no one does, its VVS.
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