Indian cricket August 26, 2012

Laxman the gentleman will be missed

Suresh Menon writes in Tehelka that the cricketing world will not only miss VVS Laxman's wristy elegance, but also his quiet, unaffected decency.

Suresh Menon writes in Tehelka that the cricketing world will not only miss VVS Laxman's wristy elegance, but also his quiet, unaffected decency.

Only occasionally did he impose himself on the opposition, only rarely did he dominate. This might have had as much to do with his temperament which was equable, affable, unselfish — whereas those who dominate (whether in attack, like Tendulkar or in defence, like Dravid) must necessarily be obsessed with the idea first. Laxman was tough, but he wasn’t obsessed with the notion of showing the bowler who was boss.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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