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VVS Laxman, a 'person of character': Srikkanth

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Published: Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:12 [IST]

VVS Laxman
Chennai, Aug 20: Chairman of selectors, Krishnamachari Srikkanth on Sunday said that the stylish batsman from Hyderabad, VVS Laxman should have got more recognition for his match-winning knocks.

Despite his inclusion in the Test series against New Zealand, Laxman decided to retire from international cricket with immediate effect at Hyderabad on Saturday.

Though Srikkanth said that he respected the stylish batsman's decision, he felt the Hyderabad batsman who was the backbone of India's batting line-up in Tests, did not get recognition for his match-winning performances as his efforts were overshadowed by others' performance.

"Laxman is one of the greatest cricketers. He has won so many matches for India. He has won tremendous matches for India from no win situations. He should have got more recognition for his performances. More credit should go to him for his great performances," Srikkanth told PTI.

"It is all in records as to how he had played in Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. I respect his personal decision and wish him the very best," he added.

The sensitive batsman was described as a 'gentleman cricketer' and a 'person of character' by the chairman of selectors, Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

"He is the best gentleman cricketer that I have seen. He is a thoroughbred gentleman and soft spoken person with great character. He is very well mannered," said the former Indian opener.

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Story first published: Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:12 [IST]
Topics: vvs laxman, kris srikkanth, new zealand tour of india 2012, team india, bcci, hyderabad