Rate VVS Laxman as a Batsman 
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Full Name : Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman
Birthday : 1 November 1974
Birth Place : Hyderabad
Country : India
Batting : Right Hand Bat
Bowling : Right Arm Off Break
ODI Debut : India v Zimbabwe at Cuttack, Pepsi Triangular Series, 1997/98
Test Debut : India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, 1st Test, 1996/97

V.V.S. Laxman is a stylish right-hander from Hyderabad who will always be remembered for the fine knock of 167 he scored in the third Test against Australia at Sydney in January 2000. Since his debut he has been in and out of the Indian team but one of the main reasons for that is that he is unable to have a secure batting position. To be fair to Laxman, he is not a natural opening batsman and has had the job thrust upon him. Laxman's fine technique however makes him a safe bet to open the innings. Some people have labeled him as a Test batsmen who cannot bat aggressively hence have marked him unfit for the one dayers. This however is not true as his aggressive nature is visible even in the Test matches. Laxman may lack some of the glamour that is associated with some of his teammates but he prefers to be what he is - a quietly efficient and determined cricketer. He is a batsman for whom patience, timing and technique are of utmost importance.

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