Ross Taylor, one of New Zealand’s best cricketers, has announced that he is retiring from international cricket. His last Test series will be against Bangladesh in January 2022, and his last one-day game will be against Australia and the Netherlands next year.
Taylor is probably one of the best batters that New Zealand has made. During Test match cricket, he has scored the most runs for the Kiwis with 7584 runs. In one-day internationals, he has also scored the most runs for the team (8581 runs).
Taylor used Twitter to announce that he was ending his career. One of cricket’s best-known stars also said that he is very proud to have been a part of his country’s international team for 17 years.
“Today I’m announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more Tests against Bangladesh, and six ODI’s against Australia & the Netherlands. Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honor to represent my country #234,” tweeted Ross Taylor.
Additionally, Ross Taylor said that all good things must come to an end. Taylor thanked his family and friends for their support, adding that it is the proper moment for him to retire from the sport. The 37-year-old ended by saying he would now concentrate on training for the forthcoming summer in New Zealand.
“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,” said Ross Taylor in a statement.