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A stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8,000 runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of 281 against Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens. But playing for India was never easy. He was dropped as often as he was picked, and despite his vast experience and unimpeachable skill, he never made it to a World Cup team.  

All through his playing years, Laxman was known to be a soft-spoken man who kept his distance from controversy. Which is what makes this autobiography truly special. It’s candid and reflective, happy and sad by turns, and deeply insightful. He writes of dressing-room meltdowns and champagne evenings, the exhilaration of playing with and against the best in the world, the nuances of batting in different formats and on various pitches, the learnings with John Wright and the rocky times under Greg Chappell.  

In 281 and Beyond, Laxman lays bare the ecstasy and the trauma of being one of the chosen XI in a country that is devoted to cricket.

©2018 VVS Laxman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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A special book

Best thing about the book is that Laxman does not try to hide his failures , apprehensions and insecurities. His persistence to keep negativity away and resilience is what makes him a great cricketer. Recommend book for any professional in any domain

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narrations was good

Story was better than the narrations, nothing to take away from 17 hour stretched narration.

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  • 08-06-20

Recollection of my childhood memories

Since VVS Laxman sharing his view from inside the dressing room, which as a cricket fan we never come across in our day to day life of how tough is to be an international cricketer with hopes of a billion people wanting more. Never give up, keeping my head down and work hard, enhancing skills are things to be noticed from this book.

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  • BS
  • 21-09-19

Truly Brilliant

I love this book. I thought I know a lot about Indian Cricket - listening to this book reminded that there is a ton of work that occurs in the background and most of the times we have no clue about that work. It is very well written and wonderfully narrated. I have more reasons to really like VVS Laxman now.

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  • Ms.Pushpita Mukherjee
  • 30-10-20

As it happened

Loved it . The details were well explained . Narater was smart .At some places there are repetition .