Mumbai: India"s second highest run-getter in 2008 – prolific middle-order batsman VVS Laxman – has vowed to perform well for his country during the taxing three-Test series in New Zealand in March.
Laxman said defeating New Zealand in their own backyard would be a tough challenge for the Indian team but he was ready to play match-winning knocks for his side. “We have a challenge in defeating New Zealand in New Zealand. I would like to contribute to the team winning the Test series.
Laxman, who has played some glorious knocks for India over the years – especially against Australia in Australia – is confident of doing well in a country where India last won a Test match more than three decades ago. Laxman defended India"s appalling show during the 2002-03 tour, citing inexperience as the main reason.
“Whichever situation, I will have to play matchwinning knocks. Last time we went there (in 2002), we had no idea about the conditions. But now we have won matches all over the world,"" he said.