Veteran Indian batsman Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (18).
"I am retiring with immediate effect. I think this is the right time to move on," the stylish middle-order batsman, who turns 38 in November, told reporters in his home city of Hyderabad.
Putting to rest all talks, Laxman announced that he was not going to take field in the Test series against New Zealand, especially in the home Test starting August 23.
"I would like to announce my retirement with immediate effect," said Laxman from the Uppal Cricket Stadium.
Having made his international debut in 1996, Laxman has featured in 134 Tests with 8781 runs under his belt.