Laxman, who shared the dressing room with Tendulkar for almost 16 long years, feels honoured to have played with him.
"It must have been a tough decision for Sachin. We should respect what decision he has taken," said Laxman.
Talking about Tendulkar's impending retirement from Test cricket, Laxman said, "Sachin Tendulkar is the best man to decide what is best for himself and what is good for Indian cricket.
He's contributed so much to Indian cricket in the last 23 years… I know how much pride he takes in playing for the country and win matches for the country."