Indeed, a Very Very
V.V.S.Laxman was not considered for the 2003 World
Cup as well as the subsequent TVS Cup in Bangladesh
in the 2002-03 season. He made a comeback to the
Indian one-day squad during the TVS Cup in India in
October 2003. Since then, he has missed just four
matches due to injury. The "Very Very Special"
batsman now finds himself out of the one-day side
for the Bangladesh tour. Some people have tried to
justify his omission by referring to his
'inconsistent' batting and 'mediocre' fielding.
However, the stats tell a completely different
story, as he has taken more catches since his
return than in his earlier stint (19 catches in 32
matches as against 20 catches from 51 matches
earlier ). He has also scored more centuries and
has been India's third-highest scorer since his
return to the one-day side!