After single-handedly guiding India [ Images ] to a one-wicket victory over Australia [ Images ] in the nail-biting first cricket Test in Mohali on Tuesday, VVS Laxman termed his unbeaten 73 as one of his best knocks of his career.
"It is definitely one of my best knocks. I have always enjoyed batting in such situations and I feel disappointed if I do not perform in such situations. I was able to deliver," he said after helping India take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
"Whatever knock you play, if it helps the team in winning it feels really satisfying," he added.
"It was a great effort from Ishant at the other end because with an injured leg he played and showed his character. He displayed great temperament. The partnership with Ishant was very important," said Laxman.
"All our tailenders take a lot of pride in their batting and they work really hard on their batting," he said.
Asked about how he reserved his best for the Australians, Laxman said, "You always feel good when you play well against Australia. Each session, the fortunes were fluctuating."
He said his back injury is getting better but still stiff.
"Hopefully, it should be OK (before the second Test in Bangalore)," he told 'Times Now'.