Veteran batsman Laxman to publish autobiography in November

New Delhi: Westland Publications Pvt. Ltd. on Monday announced the acquisition of former Indian cricketer V.V.S. Laxmans autobiography.

The book titled 281 and Beyond will be published on 20 November, according to the statement.

Commenting on the process of writing the book, Laxman said: “It was an emotional journey that left me drained at the end of each session. Several incidents that I had all but forgotten suddenly sprang back into memory as I relived my life in great detail.

“It was hard work, but it was also great fun. I have been honest and frank, and shared the experiences that have made me the person I am. Without revealing dressing-room secrets, I have tried to offer a peek into the psyche of Indian cricket, and some of its most celebrated sons,” he added.

The veteran batsman played 134 Tests and scored 8781 with an average of 45.97.

The CEO of Westland Gautam Padmanabhan said: ‘VVS’s account of his life is refreshingly candid and full of insights into the way cricket is played — at the domestic, national and international level. We are delighted to launch our new imprint, Westland Sport, with this outstanding book.”