Laxmi Ratan Shukla (born May 6, 1981) is an Indiancricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. He is also a player in the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders
Shukla was born in Howrah, West Bengal, India and did his schooling at Shree Hanumaan Jute Mill Hindi High School & Technical School, Liluah. He caught attention in the Ranji Trophy in the 1997-98 season, and rose to prominence for performing well for the Indian under-19s team in the MTN Youth World Cup in South Africa. He was a part of the Bengal team in the Wills Trophy, in which they got to the semi-final. In 2000 he was picked for the National Cricket Academy.
Because of impressive performances in domestic level Shukla got a national call in 1999. He was controversially dropped in favour of Ashish Nehra in the first Test he was slated to play, against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Asian Test Championship, even after his name appeared in the 11-member squad flashed on the electronic scoreborad at the ground. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on March 22, 1999 in Nagpur. His international career ended without any major impact. He played his last ODI against West Indies in 1999.