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Aug 18, 2012 at 05:17pm IST

BCCI hails 'very very special' Laxman

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N. Srinivasan has described VVS Laxman, who on Saturday announced retirement from international cricket with immediate effect as an "exceptional cricketer".

"Not many batsmen made batting look as easy as VVS Laxman. He was an exceptional cricketer, who excelled in pressure situations. The classic innings that he essayed in crisis situations shaped the history of Indian cricket, none more so than the 281 against Australia at Kolkata in March 2001", Srinivasan said

The BCCI chief also thanked Laxman for his contribution to Indian cricket.

BCCI hails 'very very special' Laxman

BCCI president N. Srinivasan described Laxman as an exceptional cricketer.

"If a cricketer's greatness is to be measured in terms of his performances against the best opposition of his time, then Laxman stands right at the top. His record against Australia, the world's no. 1 team for the better part of his career, speaks for itself."

"Indian cricket-lovers, and the game of cricket itself, will miss him for the elegance and grace that he epitomised, on and off the field. On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to wish VVS Laxman all the best for the future," he added.

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