V.V.S. Laxman, who won many a match for India with his wristy elegance including an epic 281 against Australia in Kolkata, on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect, bringing down the curtains on a glorious career spanning 16 years.
The 37-year-old Laxman, one of the finest batsmen in contemporary cricket, said that he felt it was the right time to bid adieu to the game which he played with “great pride for the country”.
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“I would like to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. I think it’s right time to move on”, an emotional Laxman told a press conference in Hyderabad.In Image: Laxman speaks at a press conference held to announce his retirement from Test Cricket at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad on August 18, 2012.
Text: PTIImages: AFP