VVS Laxman's retirement shocks Kris Srikkanth

VVS Laxman on Saturday announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect Getty Images

Hyderabad: Aug 18, 2012

Chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth has expressed shock over VVS Laxman s retirement decision from international cricket on Saturday.

Former Indian captain said he was expecting the Hyderabadi batsman to play the upcoming Test series.

Srikkanth said, “It is a quite shocking retirement. He has made his decision. This is his personal decision and we should respect his personal decision.

“We were hoping that he would play in New Zealand series. He is going with inner voice we will have to respect his voice.”

Srikkanth paid rich tributes to Laxman and Rahul Dravid who announced retirement in March earlier this year.

He was quoted by Zee News as saying, “It s a great coincidence that Rahul Dravid and Laxman retired around the same time. They are not going to play in New Zealand series. They have done so many inhuman and superhuman jobs.”

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