The former Indian cricketer, Vangipurapu Venkata Sai (VVS) Laxman, turned 48 today i.e. November 1, 2022.
The legendary Indian cricketer finessed his game on the leg side through his aesthetic and flamboyant wrist work. He donned the Indian jersey for the first time in November 1996 in the longer format. He played 134 Test fixtures and scored impressive 8781 runs at an average of 45.97. VVS Laxman made his ODI debut in April 1998 and went on to score 2,338 runs in 86 games at a batting average of 30.76.
Laxman excelled in Test cricket as a middle-order batter. Regardless of the fact that he was a relatively slow runner between the wickets, Laxman made up for it with his stroke play and fast scoring. He was labelled one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 2002.
Laxman is one of the very few players to have managed to play 100 Tests without ever making an appearance in an ODI World Cup. Laxman, as of now, is the Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the current coach of the India Under-19 and India A teams.
VVS Laxman’s outing in the commercial field is as good as his on-field outing. Laxman signed numerous endorsement deals over the years, which has increased his brand value. Let’s take a look at his endorsements, net worth and charity:
The current net worth of VVS Laxman is approximately INR 100 crore. His esteemed net worth can be attributed to his contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), brand deals and private investments.
During his peak years as a cricketer, he was the face of several leading brands such as Pepsi, and he currently earns a significant amount of money through endorsements. Last year, he was seen endorsing My11Circle. Laxman, as an ambassador, also works for PETA and India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Laxman, along with his wife Saijala, founded VVS Laxman Foundation. The main goal of this organization is to back individuals who aim to rise high but are held back by affordability issues.