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A great innings

DNMUM427277 | 12/2/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :597 | Sports

VVS Laxman looks back on a career full of highs, and some lows too, says G Krishnan
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It has been six-and-a-half years since VVS Laxman listened to his inner voice and quit international cricket.
He could have played 10 home Tests in the next seven months and achieved personal milestones. He had been named in the Indian squad for the two-Test home series against New Zealand, including one in his city, Hyderabad. He could have even had that grand farewell match in front of a home crowd.
But Laxman had never played for personal milestones and always put team above self. His retirement was to be no different.
Growing up, Laxman was reserved by nature. He played cricket for the joy of it and so chose the game ahead of a ‘secure’ career as a doctor - an obvious choice given both his parents are doct
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