VVS Laxman © IANS
VVS Laxman © IANS

Kolkata: Batting great VVS Laxman‘s signed certificate and a badge will be presented to donors in the blood donation camp on the occasion of the 89th Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) foundation day on Friday, it was announced on Monday. It will be the thirty seventh year of Sir Frank Worrel Day, in remembrance of the legendary West Indian cricketer’s noble gesture of donating blood to former skipper Nari Contractor, who was hit on the head in a match in the 1960s. Seven blood banks with a total collection of 1200 units would collect blood from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Friday. In 2016, the collection from the voluntary blood donors of West Bengal was 9,00,000 units. VVS Laxman: Women’s cricket in India can benefit from concept like IPL

Earlier, Laxamn in an exclusive interview called First-Class legends Devendra Bundela and Amol Mazumdar inspirational for younger generation. With Ranji Trophy 2016-17 reaching the semi-final stage, Bundela’s Madhya Pradesh failed to make it to the quarter-final ending the clash in draw against Bengal. However, the Madhya Pradesh captain set a new world record before ending his innings in the tournament. Bundela etched his name in the record books when he became the most-capped player in the history of Ranji Trophy.

Meanwhile, Mazumdar a stalwart from Mumbai made a thumping entry in Ranji Trophy with his score of 260 in the quarter-final against Haryana in 1993-94. He later shifted to Assam and Andhra and continued playing with them, until he retired in 2014. Laxman explained why Bundela, Mazumdar, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, S Sriram, Mohammad Kaif and S Badrinath are role models for gen next.