VVS Laxman likely to announce retirement on Saturday

One of VVS Laxman’s former teammates said the Hyderabad batsman has decided to announce his retirement from international cricket on Saturday AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Aug 18, 2012

India batsman VVS Laxman’s is likely to announce his retirement on Saturday according to reports in Times of India.

“Laxman has decided to announce his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. He spoke to me this morning and said he is quitting Test cricket,” one of his former teammates told TOI.

“Asked if it was a sudden decision, Laxman said that he had been thinking about the move for some time now and felt it was time to take a final call,” the source added. “Laxman said that he will continue to play domestic cricket for another two or three years. He is keen on revamping the Hyderabad team and grooming youngsters.”

“Yes,” said Laxman’s first coach John Manoj of St John’s Sports Coaching Foundation. “Laxman spoke to me about it. We had a long chat on the issue.

“Though he has been selected for both Tests against New Zealand, I think Laxman is most likely to quit after the Hyderabad Test,” John added.