Bangalore, Aug 18: The affable Hyderabadi, VVS Laxman has decided to bid adieu to international cricket after 16 years.
Laxman's journey in pictures
The 37-year-old is often remembered in Indian cricket for his famous 281 against Australia at Kolkata'a Eden Gardens in 2001. It is rated in the top five Indian individual knocks in Test history. For some, that epic is number one.
In all (till August 18), Laxman hit 17 Test hundreds. Six of them came against his favourite opposition, Australia. Four were constructed against West Indies. Two each (Vs Sri Lanka and New Zealand), One apiece (Vs South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe).
The right-hander's top score in Tests is 281. In 134 Tests so far, he has 8,781 runs.
Here is the list of Laxman's 17 centuries
281 Vs Australia, Kolkata, 2001
200 not out Vs Australia, New Delhi, 2008
178 Vs Australia, Sydney, 2004
176 not out Vs West Indies, Kolkata, 2011
167 Vs Australia, Sydney, 2000
154 not out Vs West Indies, Kolkata, 2002
148 Vs Australia, Adelaide, 2003
143 not out Vs South Africa, Kolkata, 2010
140 Vs Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, 2005
130 Vs West Indies, St John's, 2002
124 not out Vs New Zealand, Napier, 2009
112 not out Vs Pakistan, Kolkata, 2007
109 Vs Australia, Sydney, 2008
104 not out Vs New Zealand, Mohali, 2003
104 Vs Sri Lanka, Ahmedabad, 2005
103 not out Vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2010
100 Vs West Indies, Basseterre, 2006