‘The most ultimate team man,’ After Tendulkar and Ganguly, VVS Laxman honours another former India teammate – cricket

After paying tributes to Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble, it was Rahul Dravid’s flip to be on the receiving ends of VVS Laxman’s sort phrases. Laxman, who has shared Indian cricket’s most memorable partnership in Tests with Dravid – a 376-run stand in opposition to Australia on the historic Eden Gardens Test in 2001 – referred to as his former India teammate the “ultimate team man” and the “most committed student.”

“The game’s most committed student, Rahul was the ultimate team man, responding to every challenge with complete dedication. Despite being in a position to say ‘no’, he not only kept wicket in white-ball cricket and opened the batting in Tests, but did so with utmost diligence,” Laxman tweeted.

Dravid and Laxman are Test cricket’s 10th most profitable batting pair by way of runs. Dravid and Laxman have batted collectively in 86 innings, scoring 4065 Test runs at a mean of 51.45. The pair has put collectively 12 century stands and 14 fifty-run partnerships in Tests. For India, they’re the fourth-most profitable batting pair after Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, and Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Tendulkar and Dravid have scored 6920 runs at a mean of 50.51 with 20 century partnerships – the most by any pair in Test cricket. Gambhir and Sehwag, in 87 innings, have scored 4412 runs with 11 century stands and 25 half-century partnerships. Ganguly and Tendulkar have batted collectively 71 occasions in Tests, scoring 4173 runs. Their common is one of the best amongst India’s batting pair at 61.36.

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