It was a special evening for the select audience especially on the eve of the second cricket Test match between India and Australia in the city. And it was none other than V.V.S. Laxman who delighted everyone with his candid talk about various aspects of the game at the book launch of ‘Talking Cricket’ brought out by EspnCricinfo here on Friday.
Fresh from his maiden television commentary stint for the first Test in Chennai last week, Laxman said, “It was a wonderful experience and the passion of the former greats and fellow-commentators in analysing the game was terrific.” “I will give him nine out of 10 for his preparations. And, about his commentary, you all know, I don’t want to say anything,” said well-known commentator Harsha Bhogle when asked how he rated Laxman as a commentator.
The book has interviews with famous names in the world of cricket including Sir Garfield Sobers, Barry Richards, Ian Chappell, Nasser Hussain, Mark Taylor and Laxman too on themes like leadership and strategy, batting, bowling, etc.