<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="I didn't have MS Dhoni's new number: VVS Laxman" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121127160139.jpg" title="I didn't have MS Dhoni's new number: VVS Laxman" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> VVS Laxman (left) said that he shares a wonderful relationship with MS Dhoni Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Mumbai: Nov 27, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Retired India batsman VVS Laxman, whose retirement in August was hounded by controversy after he said that captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/VVS-Laxman-will-be-missed-by-entire-Indian-team-MS-Dhoni/17067" target="_blank">MS Dhoni was "difficult to reach"</a>, said that he did not have Dhoni's new number at the time and that he shares a "wonderful relationship" with him.<br /> <br /> Dhoni was also reportedly <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/VVS-Laxman-did-not-invite-me-for-his-retirement-party-MS-Dhoni/17179" target="_blank">not invited to Laxman's retirement party</a>, but the latter said that the media blew the story out of proportion.<br /> <br /> "I didn t want to start a controversy," said Laxman, in an interview with <em>The Telegraph</em>. "That s not me... I just stated a fact.<br /> <br /> "When Dhoni came to Hyderabad (for the first Test against New Zealand), we had a lengthy chat and I realised I d been calling him on a number which had changed... I didn t have his new number.<br /> <br /> The media, however, made it such a big story... That hurt me... Dhoni and I share a wonderful relationship and I regard him as a very good captain. He s inspirational, a special captain. His behaviour doesn t change even if things haven t gone his way. I saw that from close quarters in England and in Australia," he said.