Mumbai: Former cricketers Chandu Borde and Bapu Nadkarni expressed surprise over V V S Laxman's decision to draw curtains on his brilliant career after being picked for the home Test series against New Zealand.
"I thought he would play the series against New Zealand. Why the suspense? He could have done it earlier. Anyway, he is one of the true champions of Indian batting," said former all rounder Nadkarni.
Laxman, 37, on Saturday announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect in his home town Hyderabad though speculation was rife that he would draw the curtains on his 16-year career after playing in the August 23-27 first Test in front of his home crowd.