V.V.S Laxman announced his decision to retire from test cricket 2 days ago. He had been training hard to be ready for the season ahead but for reasons known only to him, he decided to quit international cricket. His reasoning for the decision was that the Indian team needs to prepare youngsters for the future and the series against an inexperienced New Zealand side was a good platform for it.
This is my tribute to a great athlete and the face of Hyderabad’s cricket. A truly inspirational guy who carried himself splendidly and was never in the news for the wrong reasons. He had tough times but he fought through them and helped our team record some memorable victories home and abroad. Under-rated and often over-shadowed by Dravid and Sachin, he was a part of a golden generation of Indian cricketers and I will cherish the memories he provided us with.
Thank you Laxman for your contribution to Indian cricket, your hard work that helped us to the No. 1 position back then and the inspiration you have provided to the next generation. I will always look up to you as an example of a disciplined and hard working guy. Best of luck in your future endeavors and I hope I get the opportunity to meet you some day.