India’s third highest capped Test player, V.V.S. Laxman, will join a host of former cricket stars in the commentary box.
One of the biggest sports broadcasters in India, Star Sports, have asked former Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman to join their commentary team.
It will be the first time Laxman has taken to the commentary box since retiring from the game.
The station already has a who’s who of former Australian and Indian legends commentating on the match, including Alan Border, Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev.
Laxman appeared in many clashes between India and Australia during his 134 Tests, his most impressive performance coming in 2001 when he batted to a sublime 281 against the Australians.
The batsman retired from cricket just over a year ago, with his last match coming rather fittingly against the Australians in Adelaide. During his 16 years as an international cricketer the batsman racked up over 10,000 runs and finished the game as one of the cricketing greats in his home country.
Laxman will now be there to observe the next chapter of the great rivalry between India and Australia. The two nations have each been regarded as the best Test side in the world in the last 10 years, but both are currently suffering a slump in form and this match could be a vital confidence boost for one of them.
Laxman will get the first chance to test his commentary skills when the first Test starts in Chennai on Friday.