VVS Laxman: Spicing it up!

He sacrificed his position at number three in team’s interest; won Tests for India from incredibly tight positions. Dreamt of playing the World Cup but could not. It was nothing short of a conspiracy to keep VVS Laxman out of the 2003 squad. He was shattered to an extent that he decided to “retire.” If he did not, it was only because cricket pulled him back from that depressing phase. And after a topsy-turvy phase, it was smooth sailing for the good man of Indian cricket. “The 2003 exclusion from the World Cup was very disappointing, the toughest phase in my career. In fact, I decided to retire from cricket. I did not even inform my parents (Dr. V. Shantaram and Dr. V....

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