Laxman Sivaramakrishnan: Three notable achievements of former Indian leg-spinner
The Board of Control for Cricket in India sacked Chetan Sharma-led Men’s Senior Selection Committee on Thursday following India’s shocking exit from the T20 World Cup 2022. Since the apex cricketing body laid off the whole selection committee in the country, speculations started floating around regarding the new selection committee.
Meanwhile, fresh reports have hinted that former Indian cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is emerging as a strong candidate to succeed Chetan Sharma as a Chief Selector. So let’s look at the top-five achievements of the former Indian right-arm leg spinner.
The magical spell at the age of 12 years
Sivaramakrishnan, aka Siva, rose to fame as a 12-year-old as he bagged seven wickets and conceded just two runs in a Madras inter-school championship match.
Third youngest debutant in Test cricket for India:
While playing for Tamil Nadu, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan exhibited much potential in the domestic circuit. He drew a lot of attention from the selectors on the back of his impressive performance for Tamil Nadu. The young prodigy was called into the Indian team for the West Indies tour a month before the 1983 World Cup. He was 17 years and 118 days when he made his debut, breaking Maninder’s record of being the youngest Test cricketer for India.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan delivered a clinical performance in his second Test, where he bagged 12 wickets against England in Bombay. His performance helped Team India to clinch eight wickets win in the match.