Hyderabad: Aug 18, 2012
Indian cricketer VVS Laxman who retired from international cricket on Saturday said his exit will give ample opportunities to budding youngsters to prepare for the upcoming overseas tours.
Laxman said in a press conference, “I have always kept my country's success and need ahead of my personal aspirations.
“And while I would love contributing to the team's success, especially against England and Australia, I think this is the right to give opportunity to the youngsters in home conditions ahead of international assignments.”
The Hyderabadi batsman surprisingly chose to hang his boots with immediate effect without taking the opportunity to bow out of international cricket in front of his home crowd.
He said, "I would like to announce my retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. I think it's right time to move on.”
Laxman, who was picked in the Indian squad for the two-match Test series against New Zealand beginning here from August 23, surprisingly chose to hang his boots with immediate effect without taking the opportunity to bow out of international cricket in front of his home crowd.
"It was a tough decision to take, I have always listened to my inner conscience. The inner voice is a divine voice, I have always done that right through my career. There was a lot of debate in the last four days. I felt this is the right time to move on", he added.