Asked for his views on injecting young blood, Laxman responded, "It's already there, you see the batting line-up. It's good mixture of youth and experience and they will do well in the future. Indian cricket is going through a transitional phase. There are lots of youngsters who are getting opportunities and I am sure they will do well in the future," he was quoted by the PTI.
Talking about his retirement, he said, "I mean I had great run playing for India. At some time you have to move on and I think that was the right team for me after playing sixteen years."