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Former Australia pacer Brett Lee has praised former India batsman VVS Laxman a lot, citing that he had a beautiful batting technique and also a rare cheekiness in his batting that made it very difficult for the bowlers to get him out as well.

"It was so hard to get through his technique, a beautiful technique, wasn't scared of the ball, had a lot of time and great foot movement," Brett Lee said while speaking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected' show.

He again added, "He had that cheekiness about him and that cheekiness in a batsman is hard sometimes because when they're cheeky and on song, they don't care who's bowling at what pace, they'll get through it and they'll make you pay and hurt.”

"And VVS sort of had that knack of knowing when a person's about to get through his spell. He would get through the tough time and then cash in when need to. It was great fun to bowl against him," Lee, who had claimed 310 wickets in 76 Tests and 380 wickets in 220 ODIs, shared.

VVS Laxman had a stunning career and he also has great records against mighty Australia and that's the reason he was considered as their arch-rival too. He scored 2,434 runs against Australia which came at an average of 49.61 in 29 Tests which also included six centuries as well.

Moreover, the Hyderabadi right-hand batsman is more prominently remembered for his memorable 281-run knock at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata during the Test in 2001 which India won with a follow-on way back in 2001. The 45-year-old former cricketer has also represented India in 134 Tests and 86 ODIs where he had smashed 8,781 and 2,338 runs respectively. His brilliant international career includes 23 centuries (17 in Tests and 6 in ODIs) and 66 half-centuries (56 in Tests and 10 in ODIs) as well.

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