Watching VVS train in Secunderabad

Monday, December 21, 2009 Vishaal 3 Comments

When I was a kid, I went to school at the St. John’s Primary school and then the St. John’s high school. During this period we used to reside just opposite the school grounds and this provided me with lots of opportunities to play all my favourite games.

During the summer holidays however, we used to pack off to my parents native place in Karnataka. One summer this routine was not observed due to some reason. That year I watched kids play at the school grounds. There was a summer cricket coaching camp organized and there were many kids in white. One kid however had a separate training facility and a dedicated coach.

Though I did not realise it then, I was watching one of the stalwarts of present day Indian test cricket – The very very special VVS Laxman.


  1. I remember when I went to the summer camp,that time Laxman was quite famous chap. The coach told us that Laxman used to come thr often and used to get the same advice of concentrating on basics. I also happened to see him practice once (i was far away and could just see that it was someone who looked like laxman at a distance)... Man, thats the closest i've been to any cricketer...

  2. :) I rememebr seeing laxman at the same camp, albeit many years later when he was somewat famous (ranji team i guess)...

  3. @IIM ka Sarkari Babu

    Shows the dedication of the guy.. and humility too. Still practices at the same ground and i believe the same coach too.