Will be very special if I get a 100 at Lord`s: Laxman
Hyderabad: Stylish middle-order batsman VVS Laxman says his dream is to score a century at Lord`s and help India win the match during the team`s upcoming tour of England.
A veteran of 120 Tests, Laxman has scored centuries in some of the famous grounds in the world, but is yet to get one at the Lord`s, considered to be the Mecca of cricket.
"I never got a 100 in England. Hopefully, it would be very special if I get a 100 at Lord`s and India wins the match," Laxman said before leaving for the West Indies tour where India will play three Tests, besides the on-going five-match ODI series.
Laxman has been appointed deputy to Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the tour of West Indies and England.
Showering praise on former coach Gary Kirsten, Laxman hoped that incumbent Duncan Fletcher would continue the good work.
"Definitely, we will be missing Gary. He has been with us for the last three years and it is a great experience that we will relish throughout our lives. But Duncan Fletcher has done well with the teams he has been associated with. I am sure the Indian team will prosper during his tenure," Laxman said.
The elegant Hyderabadi observed that the upcoming series against the West Indies, England and Australia will test the world No. 1 side.
"There are three tough overseas series. Playing West Indies in West Indies is always a tough competition. My goal is to put up a good performance and play some match-winning knocks," he told reporters.