Hyderabad, Aug 21: India's stylish batsman VVS Laxman who bid adieu to international cricket last week feels Pakistan's fast bowler Wasim Akram was the toughest bowler he has ever faced during his tenure.
"The toughest bowler was Wasim Akram for the variations and skills he had. He was master of the variations," he said.
Laxman also added that he was very lucky to have got an opportunity to play at the international level and play against the best in the world.
A person who naturally loves challenges facing Australians and such fierce fast bowlers was not quite difficult as he cherished every moment of the challenge.
VVS Laxman also felt Durban, South Africa was one of the toughest wickets to bat on, but said that India's victory there always remains special.
The batting stalwart, who announced his retirement on Saturday, was a backbone to India's batting line-up and the third of the quartet (Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman) to announce retirement from international cricket.