Veteran New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor Announces International Retirement

Veteran New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor Announces International Retirement
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Legendary New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Ross in his twitter account announced that the upcoming home season against Bangladesh, Netherlands and Australia will be his last in black and whites. New Zealand are scheduled to play 2 tests against Bangladesh and 3 ODIS each against Australia and Netherlands this home season which will conclude the stalwart career of 17 years of Ross Taylor.

Taylor’s final Test will be at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and will take his tally of appearances to 112, tying him with Daniel Vettori for the most Tests played by a New Zealand cricketer.

Veteran New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor Announces International Retirement
Veteran New Zealand Cricketer Ross Taylor Announces International Retirement

“It’s been an amazing journey and I feel incredibly fortunate to have represented my country for as long as I have,” Taylor said in a statement. “It’s been such a privilege to play with and against some of the greats of the game and to have created so many memories and friendships along the way.

“But all good things must come to an end and the timing feels right for me. I want to thank my family, friends and all those who have helped me get to this point. There’ll be plenty of time for more thank-yous and reflections later in the season – but for now I want all my energy and focus to be on preparing and performing for the Black Caps this summer.”

Taylor, who became the first international player to feature in a 100 games in each of the three formats, finishes with a plethora of New Zealand records. His aggregate of runs (18,074), appearances (445) and hundreds (40) across the formats are the highest for any New Zealand cricketer.

Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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