Indian middle-order batsman VVS Laxman is considering retirement from Test cricket after the end of two-match series against New Zealand, and he could make an official announcement very soon, The Hindu reported.
The stylish Hyderabad batsman is extremely hurt by the comments being made on him that he continues to play for India and is blocking the chances of youngsters.
The report added, Laxman was not keen to play in the series against New Zealand, with the first Test starting in his hometown at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, from August 23, and has reluctantly decided to take part in the series.
The 37-year-old said he will discuss the plans with his parents, family members, coaches and close friends, before making an official announcement.
“A final decision will be taken about the exact details of my plans by this evening,” he said.
Laxman made his Test debut for India in 1996 against South Africa.
He has played 134 Test matches, scoring 8,781 runs with 17 centuries and 56 half-centuries.
The right-handed batsman played 86 One-Day Internationals, scoring 2,338 runs and slammed six tons.