Sri Lanka cricket team captain Mahela Jayawardene on Monday said world cricket will miss Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who retired from international cricket recently.
He also called Laxman as one of the finest cricketers of ´our times´.
"Laxman was one of the finest players of our times and world cricket will miss him," Jayawardene said during a media interaction here.
He said Laxman ´had contributed a lot´ to cricket and also to India´s success in the game.
"He has contributed a lot to the game and to his country´s success," he said.
Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this month ending a glorious cricket career that spanned for 16 years.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had selected Laxman in the Indian team for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.
However, he surprised his fans by deciding to retire from international cricket with immediate affect on August 18.