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Former Indian cricket team batsman VVS Laxman has launched a new type of series on social media during the lockdown. In this series, he is sharing the picture of the players with whom he has played or who have influenced him.

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After sharing the picture of great players like Sachin, Ganguly in this series, today he has shared the picture of India’s most explosive batsman Virender Sehwag. Sharing this picture, he described Sehwag as the deadliest batsman in Test cricket.

Laxman posted a picture of Sehwag and wrote

“Cocking a snook at those who questioned his pedigree against high-quality fast bowling, @virendersehwag went on to establish himself as one of the most destructive openers in Test history. Viru’s immense self-belief and positivity was as mind-boggling as it was infectious.”

Virender Sehwag has played a total of 104 Tests, 251 ODIs, and 19 T20 matches for India in which he has scored 8586, 8273, and 394 respectively. Sehwag is the first batsman to score a triple century in Test cricket for India, while he also has a double century in ODI cricket. Sehwag was also a part of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup squad.

VVS Laxman praises Srinath

Earlier, Laxman praised Srinath and said that the fast bowler played an important role in bringing a bowling revolution in the country. These days, Laxman is campaigning to give tributes to his fellow players, under which he tweeted sharing the photo of Srinath.

Laxman tweeted,

“A tearaway fast bowler from a relative cricketing outpost of Mysore, he triggered a revolution in Indian pace bowling. Even in most unhelpful conditions, he always responded to the team’s needs with unflinching zeal. Sri’s strength was his hunger to perform under adverse conditions.”

Srinath made his first-class debut for Karnataka in 1989 and took a hat-trick in his first match against Hyderabad. Pacer Srinath finished his career with 500 first-class wickets. Srinath made his international debut against Australia in Brisbane in 1991. Srinath was the first Indian bowler to take 300 ODI wickets. He is currently the second-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs, with a record 315 wickets.