Dhoni believes finding a replacement for Laxman on the Test roster will be extremely difficult
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid his tributes to veteran batsman VVS Laxman, who announced his retirement recently.
Dhoni stated that Laxman’s energy, 16 years worth of experience and wisdom will be missed by the entire Indian team.
“The whole team will miss u VVS.One of the best human being I have ever met in my life.Spent a lot of time with him while batting and Fielding and the chat would always be about the team.will miss him whenever the team cuts cake, Personally I will really miss u LACHU BHAI,” Dhoni said via his Twitter account.
However, during his retirement speech, Laxman noted that he had tried to contact Dhoni several times, but was unsuccessful in doing so.
“I did try to get in touch with Dhoni but as you know it’s very difficult to reach him,” Laxman said.
Flamboyant Indian batsman Virat Kohli also had some kind words for Laxman upon hearing about his retirement.
“A very very special cricketer and a more special person. A true inspiration and class personified!You will be missed laxman bhai.take a bow,” he said.