Sourav Ganguly is not happy with the title of VVS Laxman’s autobiography
Former cricketer VVS Laxman has launched his autobiography titled 281 And Beyond. Fans of Laxman would know why he opted for this title, but for the people who are not much familiar with his achievements, we are here to help. The title of the book is inspired by the 281 runs which Laxman scored against Australia in a Test in 2001 that took place in Eden Gardens. But, Sourav Ganguly, who was the captain during the Test match, is not much happy with the title. The former captain of the Indian cricket team wants his name to be added in the title of the book.
At the launch of the autobiography in Kolkata, Ganguly stated, "The title of the book is not right. It should have been 281 and beyond, and saved Sourav Ganguly's career. If he had not scored 281, we would have lost the game.” Australia was surely giving a tough time to India in the Test. After team India was bowled out for 171 in their first innings, it looked like they are all set to lose. But then VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid together made 376-run in the partnership which made team India win the Test. Laxman won the man of the match award for scoring 335 runs.
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Had a delightful time with Saurav and @zaheer_khan34 during the Kolkata launch of #281AndBeyond . Extremely grateful for your presence. Also many thanks to Boria for hosting .
Well, we must say that Ganguly’s sense of humour is quite good and there are very few who would give credit for their career to someone else.