04 March, 2021

A Velvet Fog Falls

An eye for style, a silken touch and a pristine sense of timing, the end credits to a class flick

AFP (From Outlook 03 September 2012)
A Velvet Fog Falls

“When I walk out to play in Hyderabad (against New Zealand), I will feel a deep void. A void that can never be filled. My dear friend, V.V.S. Laxman, one of the best players Indian cricket has seen and I have played with, will no longer be with me,”

Sachin Tendulkar
with floodgates open, on Twitter

“One of the best human beings I have ever met. Spent a lot of time (together) while batting and fielding, and our chats would always be about the team. We will miss him whenever the team cuts a cake. Personally, I will really miss you Lachhu bhai,”

M.S. Dhoni
not about to miss the party, on Twitter

“The best part about Laxman was his sense of grace on and off the field, both in good times and bad times. I’ll remember him most for his sense of balance while batting, his ability to keep smiling whatever the situation and the tenacity to keep bouncing back,”

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