I googled this term and was surprised to have found only two on Wikipedia page. In comparison, you would find avalanche of quotes easily on Sachin and Dravid. Anyways while I read several articles yesterday, I found a handful of quotes sandwiched in between and most of them were amazing.
"If you get Dravid, great. If you get Sachin, brilliant. If you get Laxman, it's a miracle." Brett Lee repeats the words of wisdom of his former captain,Steve Waugh "I hope his back's pretty sore for next week as well and he can't play." Ricky Ponting pays a back-handed compliment to Australia's nemesis
|Image source: rediff|At a nets session one remembers coach John Wright calling a young batsman and telling him, “Watch him, but don’t try to imitate. Only VVS can play them.” Yes, only Laxman could have played with such imperious dominance. Not at nets; in a challenging match situation. Remembering the one-wicket win over Australia at Mohali in 2010 when Laxman and Ishant Sharma added 81 runs for the ninth wicket. Ishant discovered his batting potential that afternoon. “Watching Laxman bhai bat, I thought this was easy. Watching him, I also thought how I wish I had been a batsman!” "When i walk out to play in Hyderabad I will feel a deep void. A void that can never be filled. My dear friend, VVS Laxman..."
India team-mate Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter after retirement announcement
"That was the brightest day in Laxman's career. That innings had a big impact on Indian cricket. It had given us a huge sense of relief and made us have belief in ourselves that we're not behind... Since then, we never looked back as Indian cricket kept improving."
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Laxman's 281 in the 2001 Kolkata Test against Australia
"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."
India team-mate Virender Sehwag
"His (Laxman) knock was absolutely fantastic and had a lot of character, guts and class. Definitely, it lifted me as such a knock puts a lot pressure on the bowlers. Laxman's knock was a big inspiration for me ," Rahul Dravid who returned to form and struck an unbeaten 155 on the fourth day of the second Test at Kolkata. From carrying his innings to carrying himself, VVS has shown immense class. Will miss you Laxman bhai."
India team-mate Suresh Raina
"Not many batsmen made batting look as easy as VVS Laxman. If a cricketer's greatness is to be measured in terms of his performances against the best opposition of his time, then Laxman stands right at the top; his record against Australia, the world's No. 1 team for the better part of his career, speaks for itself. Indian cricket-lovers, and the game of cricket itself, will miss him for the elegance and grace that he epitomised, on and off the field."
BCCI president N Srinivasan
I feel sadder at VVS's departure than Dravid's. With Dravid, I respected *what* he did. With Laxman, I loved *how* he did it. Magic. My favourite ones by Harsha Bhogle and Zaheer Khan, "Requires a very special man to turn his back on a grandstand end and accept the moment has come. Rose in my eyes if he could any more."
Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle aftr Laxman announced to retire an inch before his home test where he could have got farewell from home audience.
“On his day he could beat even 22 fielders and find the boundary,” as Zaheer Khan analyzes after a laxman innings