Bangalore, Aug 19: Indian cricketers took to twitter to pay tributes to the retired batsman VVS Laxman on Saturday.
Sachin Tendulkar wrote on his twitter page that Laxman's departure is a "deep void" that can never be fulfilled.
India captain MS Dhoni wrote he will miss "Lachu Bhai."
Here are the reactions from India cricketers on Laxman's retirement.
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt)
"When i walk out to play in hyderabad i will feel a deep void. A void that can never be fulfilled. My dear friend, VVS Laxman. one of the best players indian cricket has seen and i have played with will no longer be with me. It has been an absolute pleasure to. share some of my greatest cricketing moments with a true legend of the game and a thorough gentleman. VVS, the team & i will miss you. I will forever cherish the 16 years we have played together."
MS Dhoni (@msdhoni)
"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."
Michael Clarke (@mclarke23)
"Congrats to VVS Laxman on an amazing career."
Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag)
"VVS is one of the finest human beings to have played cricket. One of the main pillars of the team and a true friend. Words are not enough."
Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12)
"honoured to get the arjuna award! But. Really sad vvs has retired! I was hoping he would play end of the year ! Nicest human being ever. Some1 with a heart of gold An absolute team man and mattered the most when india needed him Great in my books a legend who played for india. And a very special friend! Dear very very special you will be missed!"
Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh)
"laxman u were amazing cricket everyone knows but u were surly the best human being I hv ever met.god bless u with al th happiness in future. Lax we gona miss u.u r a legend.sending luv and wishes all the way from essex.wish I ws part of ur last test.essex team also sending wishes. Legend has walked into cricketing sunset. What a player. probably th best man.so many good day spend with him.gonna miss u vvs.god bless."
Virat Kohli (@imVkohli)
"A very very special cricketer and a more special person. A true insipiration and class personified!You will be missed laxman bhai.take a bow."
Suresh Raina (@ImRaina)
"From carrying his innings to carrying himself, VVS has shown immense class. Will miss you Laxman bhai....."
Vinay Kumar (@Vinay_Kumar_R)
"VVS nam hi kafie hai...such a super player and a motivater... Thanks for ur contribution..cricket ll miss u lachi bai..."
Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj)
"Laxman bhai has always been an inspiration for all the cricketers. Gonna miss watching him play for India. wish him All the best for future!"
RP Singh (@RpSingh99)
"Good bye Very Very Special Laxmanbhai. You will be missed. It was a privilege to have had the opportunity to play with you."