Posts by VVS Laxman

Playing with the Tail

By thecricketcouch • January 2, 2013

It is an intriguing job for the batsman slotted in at Number 5 or 6 in the batting order. He may be asked to …

Safety Blanket

By thecricketcouch • August 18, 2012

My wife has a weird fear, although I suppose all fears are weird at some level. She has to have a blanket covering her …

A Very Very Special Evening

By thecricketcouch • July 5, 2012

VVS Laxman’s batting is known for its immaculate silken timing. It was no surprise then, that he walked in to Paradise Biryani Pointe, the …

Couch Talk Episode 31 with Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

By thecricketcouch • February 5, 2012

In this episode, former Cricinfo correspondent Sidhartha Vaidyanathan talks about India’s disastrous 4-0 test series loss in Australia and answers listeners questions on retirements …

On desire (or a lack of)

By thecricketcouch • August 30, 2011

Dear Rohit Brijnath,
I have always enjoyed your writing style and your ability to discuss different sports with equal aplomb, be it cricket, tennis or …

On The Draw at Dominica

By thecricketcouch • July 11, 2011

When India decided to shake hands with the gracious hosts at Dominica with about 15 overs to go in a chase of 180 in …

Hardworking Man

By thecricketcouch • June 23, 2011


The Aussiefication

By thecricketcouch • June 20, 2011

If you were a fan of a cricket team other than the Aussie teams of the nineties and the early oughts, you know the …

Who’s Next?

By thecricketcouch • June 9, 2010

*This column is cross-posted at my column in CricAges*
If for one fleeting moment, we can push the hullabaloo from India’ disappointing T20 world cup …


By thecricketcouch • June 1, 2010

Recently I came in possession of a few books on cricket, including a biography and an autobiography. That made me think what the titles …