Laxman's on-field journey

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Indian cricketer VVS Laxman arrives with his family to announce his retirement at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

Indian cricketer VVS Laxman arrives with his family to announce his retirement at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

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Cricketer VVS Laxman after announcing his retirement from international cricket in Hyderabad. PTI

Cricketer VVS Laxman after announcing his retirement from international cricket in Hyderabad. PTI

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Cricketer VVS Laxman addresses a news conference at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

Cricketer VVS Laxman addresses a news conference at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

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VVS Laxman drives in front of Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (L) on Day 3 of the fourth cricket Test match against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Series at the Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2012. AFP photo/Tony Ashby

VVS Laxman drives in front of Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (L) on Day 3 of the fourth cricket Test match against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Series at the Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2012. AFP photo/Tony Ashby

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Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni congratulates VVS Laxman for scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second Test match between Indian and West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. AFP photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni congratulates VVS Laxman for scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second Test match between Indian and West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. AFP photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar

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VVS Laxman plays a shot to be caught and dismissed during the fifth day of the second test match between West Indies and India at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, July 2, 2011. AFP photo/Emmanuel Dunand

VVS Laxman plays a shot to be caught and dismissed during the fifth day of the second test match between West Indies and India at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, July 2, 2011. AFP photo/Emmanuel Dunand

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Teammates Ishant Sharma (L) and Harbhajan Singh (R) congratulate VVS Laxman as they celebrate India's win over Australia during the final day of the first Test between India and Australia in Mohali on October 5, 2010. AFP photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar

Teammates Ishant Sharma (L) and Harbhajan Singh (R) congratulate VVS Laxman as they celebrate India's win over Australia during the final day of the first Test between India and Australia in Mohali on October 5, 2010. AFP photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar

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VVS Laxman catches a ball during a net practice session at The Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle. AFP photo/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi

VVS Laxman catches a ball during a net practice session at The Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle. AFP photo/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi

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VVS Laxman raises his bat after his double century during the second day of the third Test match between India and Australia at Feroj Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. AFP photo/Prakash Singh

VVS Laxman raises his bat after his double century during the second day of the third Test match between India and Australia at Feroj Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi. AFP photo/Prakash Singh

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VVS Laxman raises his bat after reaching his century during day two of the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), 03 January 2008. AFP photo/Greg Wood

VVS Laxman raises his bat after reaching his century during day two of the second Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), 03 January 2008. AFP photo/Greg Wood

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VVS Laxman stretches on the fourth day of the third test between West Indies and India at the Warner Park stadium in St Kitts, 25 June 2006. AFP photo/ Indranil Mukherjee

VVS Laxman stretches on the fourth day of the third test between West Indies and India at the Warner Park stadium in St Kitts, 25 June 2006. AFP photo/ Indranil Mukherjee

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VVS Laxman raises his bat as he acknowledges the crowd's applause after he scored a century during the second day of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, 19 December 2005. AFP photo/Prakash Singh

VVS Laxman raises his bat as he acknowledges the crowd's applause after he scored a century during the second day of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad, 19 December 2005. AFP photo/Prakash Singh

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A dejected VVS Laxman walks off the pitch after been run out by Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu for 144 runs during the third day of the first cricket Test, 15 September 2005 at Queens Sports club in Bulawayo. AFP photo/Alexander Joe

A dejected VVS Laxman walks off the pitch after been run out by Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu for 144 runs during the third day of the first cricket Test, 15 September 2005 at Queens Sports club in Bulawayo. AFP photo/Alexander Joe

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VVS Laxman raises his bat to acknowledge a cheering crowd after completing his century during the fifth and final ODI match between Pakistan and India at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, 24 March 2004. AFP photo/Aamir Qureshi

VVS Laxman raises his bat to acknowledge a cheering crowd after completing his century during the fifth and final ODI match between Pakistan and India at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, 24 March 2004. AFP photo/Aamir Qureshi

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VVS Laxman (L) drives as Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (L) looks on, on the first day of the fourth Test Match against India in Sydney 02 January 2004. AFP photo/William West

VVS Laxman (L) drives as Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (L) looks on, on the first day of the fourth Test Match against India in Sydney 02 January 2004. AFP photo/William West

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VVS Laxman holds his man of the series trophy during the award ceremony at the end of the match on the fifth day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand in Mohali, 20 October 2003. AFP photo/Raveendran

VVS Laxman holds his man of the series trophy during the award ceremony at the end of the match on the fifth day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand in Mohali, 20 October 2003. AFP photo/Raveendran

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VVS Laxman celebrates his century on the final day of the second test match between India and New Zealand in Mohali, 20 October 2003. AFP photo/Raveendran

VVS Laxman celebrates his century on the final day of the second test match between India and New Zealand in Mohali, 20 October 2003. AFP photo/Raveendran

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VVS Laxman smashes to the boundary as Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (L) looks on during the second day of the first three-day match between India and Australia in Nagpur, 18 February 2001. AFP photo/Raveendran

VVS Laxman smashes to the boundary as Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (L) looks on during the second day of the first three-day match between India and Australia in Nagpur, 18 February 2001. AFP photo/Raveendran

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Indian cricketer VVS Laxman addresses a news conference announcing his retirement at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

Indian cricketer VVS Laxman addresses a news conference announcing his retirement at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad. AP/Mahesh Kumar A

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