Former Indian Cricketer VVS Laxman visited Taj Mahal
Police and administrative officials welcomed him. Arrangements were made for him at the Taj. He then reached the Taj Mahal at 12 PM. He saw the Taj for about an hour and took the photographs with his family on the famous Princess Diana marble bench.A lot of his fans took selfies with him. He took information about the history of the Taj. He stared at the Inlay work for a long time. He described the beauty of Taj Mahal as “Wah Taj (wow Taj). He also mentioned that this is his personal tour rather than official one”.
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World which is considered as the most photogenic destinations of India. It is one of the most exquisite structures ever built by any emperor. It was constructed by the fifth Mughal emperor in the fond memory of his favorite wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal in terms of architecture, is one of the most symmetrical structures in the world, constructed using pure white marble and adorned with precious and semi precious stones. The construction started in 1631 and got completed in 1653 AD; 20,000 workers worked day and night together for 22 years.
His Cricket Career
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (born 1 November 1974), commonly known as VVS Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer and currently a cricket commentator. Laxman was a right-hand batsman known for his elegant stroke play who played mostly in the middle order. He was a Test match Specialist and is regarded as one of the Best batsman in the longest format of the game. He is known for his numerous match-winning and match-saving innings, and his special ability to consolidate unprecedented support from non-specialist tail-end batsmen to do this has accorded him a unique status among cricketing legends. Laxman performed outstandingly well against the best team of his time, Australia, and his knock of 281 against them in Eden Gardens in 2001 is often considered as the greatest ever test-innings. In 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian award. He is the mentor of IPL franchise team SunRisers Hyderabad.
Laxman is one of the few players to have played 100 Tests without ever playing in a Cricket World Cup. Despite being a relatively slow runner between wickets, Laxman compensated this with his masterful stroke play and a tremendous asked to prove himself again and again to find a place in the national team.
In domestic cricket, Laxman represented Hyderabad. He also played for Lancashire in the English county cricket. He was also the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League during its inaugural season.
In 2002, he was named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year. Later, he played for the Kochi Tuskers IPL team. In 2012, Laxman retired from international cricket.