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Fri Apr 18 22:47:46 SAST 2014

India’s Laxman retires from international cricket

Reuters | 18 August, 2012 13:360 Comments
Australia v India - Fourth Test: Day 4
VVS Laxman of India leaves the field after being dismissed during day four of the Fourth Test Match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 27, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia
Image by: Hamish Blair / Getty Images

India’s VVS Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, despite his selection for the two-test series against New Zealand starting on Thursday.

The 37-year old announced his decision to retire with “immediate effect” at a news conference at his home city of Hyderabad, where India will play the first test against New Zealand.

Laxman scored 8781 runs in 134 tests, including 17 hundreds.

He also scored six hundreds in the 86 one-day internationals.

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