Guess how many sixes VVS Laxman hit in his career, you will be shocked to know

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2019, 09.56 PM(IST)

File photo of VVS Laxman. Photograph:( AFP )

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In his illustrious cricket career, Laxman earned many accolades and his performance was outstanding against best teams of his time. 

VVS Laxman, popular as the God of fourth innings, established himself as one of the best middle order batsmen of all times. 

Although, Laxman always had the pressure of proving himself to fixate his place in the Indian national team but his contribution to the Indian cricket team will be remembered by his several match-winning knocks and for the same he received India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2011. 

In his illustrious cricket career, Laxman earned many accolades and his performance was outstanding against best teams of his time. 

The former middle-order great made his Test debut in the year 1996 against South Africa and in his 16-year long Test career, he has an aggregate of 8781 runs in a total of 225 innings. 

He made his One-Day debut in 1998 against Zimbabwe and in his illustrious ODI career, Laxman scored 2338 runs in 83 innings. 

In his Test career, he hit 17 centuries and 56 half-centuries and in ODI six centuries and 10 half-centuries. 

Laxman smashed 1135 boundaries in Test format and 222 in One-Day, but the number of sixes in his cricketing career is rather shocking. 

In Test cricket, Laxman hit just five sixes and four in ODIs. 

So including Tests and ODIs, Laxman has hit only nine sixes in his cricket career. 

He also played 25 Twenty20 matches and scored 491 runs with a strike rate of 114.71, his T20 career included 57 fours and eight sixes. 

Overall, with a number of 107, New Zealand's Brendan McCullum leads the record of most sixes in Test history. While in ODIs, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is at number one with 351 sixes. 

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