Bridgetown, Barbados: It was a very special day indeed as VVS Laxman became only the 4th Indian to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket. He achieved the feat at an average of 47.05 in 122 Tests, including 16 centuries.
He took 201 innings to reach 8000 runs, which is the fourth fastest by an Indian, next only to Sachin Tendulkar (154), Rahul Dravid (158) and Sunil Gavaskar (166). The top Indian run-scorers are - Sachin Tendulkar (14692), Rahul Dravid (12220), Sunil Gavaskar (10122) and VVS Laxman (8000).
Among the international cricketers, Laxman is the 22nd batsman to complete 8000 runs or more in Tests.