The Very Very Special man of Indian cricket will always be remembered above all for his magical 281 against the Australians at the Eden Gardens, and deservedly so, for the knock not only led India to one of the most famous wins in Test history, and also scripted a renaissance in the nation’s cricketingfortunes, which culminated with India becoming the number one side in Test cricket, albeit briefly.
Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman’s (VVS as he is fondly called) decision to retire from international cricket has surprised many, coming as it did less than a week before India’s two-Test series against New Zealand begins.
From December 2009 to July 2011 India sat atop the ICC test rankings. That great achievement came after years of struggle from a highly talented team that added discipline and self-belief to the flair that was always present in their game.
VVS Laxman today has announced his retirement from International Cricket with immediate effect! This means that the 37-year-old has decided not to play in the 2-Test Series against New Zealand despite being selected in the squad.
Stylish Hyderabadi batsman VVS Laxman is all set to bid goodbye to International Cricket. The 37-year-old wristy right-hander would be officially announcing his retirement at a press conference today around 4:00 PM at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
VVS Laxman was named in the Indian Squad for the tests against the touring New Zealanders. He was the one in possession of the number five spot during the last series but with “The Wall” now retired there is the issue of who will bat at three.
India is going to play two home Test Series against New Zealand and England in the coming days. As we all know over the years that it’s not too challenging for the Indian batsmen to play on their home pitches.