Lakshmipathy Balaji, one of the most exciting talents whose career didn’t take off as expected, calls it a day in first class cricket. He will always be remembered as a gentle fast bowler with a soothing action and effective pace. While his career was really short lived, the memories aren’t. Here are 5 interesting things to know about Lakshmipathy Balaji.
Smiling Assassin, Girls’ heartthrob
Balaji became an instant hit during India’s tour of Pakistan. He picked up 7 wickets in the final test and was instrumental in India’s first test series victory in Pakistan. Not just among cricket fans, his ever present smile and hair style also made him the Pakistani girls’ heartthrob. When Balaji along with Dravid and 2 more cricketers went to Lahore University of Management Studies in 2004, it was Balaji whose name was name was roared the maximum by the students.