Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman has launched the cover of his much-awaited autobiography, “281 and Beyond”. The tell-all book will hit the stands on November 19. Claiming to be a “candid, reflective, and deeply insightful”, the autobiography, as per Laxman, was in his mind since he retired from the international cricket.
The book tells a “unique yet normal” story of a sportsperson of the country, he said during the cover launch yesterday. The title of the book has been borrowed from the “Hyderabad stylist’s” fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.
“The turning point in my life was the 281 knock. In the book, I have spoken about what led me to play the match and how I was able to get fit in time for the match… my batting with Rahul Dravid on the 4th day, how we built that partnership and more.