Former India batsman V V S Laxman on 11 May 2017 was awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
Laxman is the fifth Indian to receive the honour, after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Zaheer Khan.
About VVS Laxman
• Born on 1 November 1974, Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman is a former Indian cricketer.
• He was a right-hand aggressive batsman, who played mostly in the lower middle order.
• He is specifically known for his numerous match-winning and saving innings.
• His knock of 281 against them in Eden Gardens in 2001 is often considered as the greatest ever test-innings.
• In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri award.
• He is one of the few players who have played 100 Tests but have never played in a Cricket World Cup.
• In 2002, he was named one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year.
• In 2012, he retired from international cricket.
About Marylebone Cricket Club
• Marylebone Cricket Club is a cricket club in London.
• It was founded in 1787.
• It is based at Lord's in St John's Wood, London NW8.
• It was formerly the governing body of cricket both in England and Wales as well as worldwide.
• In 1993, many of its global functions were transferred to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its English governance passed to the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB) at the same time.