THE MCC has elected former India batsman VVS Laxman as an Honorary Life Member of the Club.
With that announcement, Laxman will join the Indian cricketing heavy weights like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The 42-year-old, who has scored 8781 runs in 134 Tests, is popularly known for many of his match-winning and match-saving innings.
Laxman has donned the India blues in 86 ODIs and has scored a total of over 2300 runs in them. The Hyderabad stalwart, who took retirement from International cricket in 2012, said that he was honoured to become a member of a prestigious club like MCC.
“It’s an absolute honour to become a member at such a prestigious and historic cricket club. I have always admired the rich heritage the Club stands for and I look forward to being a part of the incredible culture of the Club.”
Also, John Stephenson, the Assistant Secretary of MCC, stated,
“It’s a pleasure to welcome VVS Laxman as an Honorary Life Member of the Club. He was a wonderfully talented batsman and a fantastic servant to cricket in India, making him fully deserving of this honour. It was always a joy to watch him when he played here and we look forward to him returning to Lord’s as an MCC Member.”
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