It was an emotional day for the Hyderabad cricket fraternity when stylish batsman VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket after having played for 16 long years.

 

Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket with "immediate effect" ahead of the New Zealand series on Sunday in Hyderabad.

 

His former team mate and selector Venkatapathy Raju who hails from Hyderabad feels that it was a typical Laxman decision.

 

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