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It was time to move on: Laxman
Monday 03 September 2012

Reiterating his sudden decision to quit international cricket on the eve of the Test series against New Zealand, V.V.S. Laxman said he intends playing Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad in a bid to "give something back" to his home state.

"Yes, I thought it was the best time to move on and I am very happy and satisfied with the decision I made," said Laxman.

"It is a great honour playing for the country and you would love to continue doing that. But then it was the right time to give opportunities to youngsters."

Laxman was felicitated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association here Sunday during tea break of the second Test against New Zealand.

On future plans, he said: "I am looking forward to playing Ranji Trophy because I have not played too much for Hyderabad from 2000 and thought it was my moral responsibility to give back something to Hyderabad cricket."

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