Living my dream

Laxman wanted to be a doctor just like his parents, but his dream was to play cricket for the country. In a Q&A with Lakshmi Pratury, legendary Indian cricketer V.V.S Laxman shares how he stays grounded, and his plans for building a sports academy in Hyderabad. Laxman stresses the importance of education, and believes that setting up infrastructure is very easy, but finding true mentors is the challenge.

Recorded at INK2012, Pune, India


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V.V.S. Laxman

Indian cricketer

V.V.S. Laxman, is a former reknowned Indian cricketer. Laxman represented Hyderabad in domestic cricket and has played for Lancashire in English county cricket. He was the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League in its first year. In 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India. He announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2012.

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