The right-handed batsman of New Zealand Ross Taylor is one of the finest cricketers across as aspects of the games. Recently, he has decided to bid adieu to international cricket. The 37-year-old has represented the New Zealand outfit across 110 Tests where he amassed 7584 runs at an average of 44.87 with 19 hundred and 35 fifties to his name.
Coming to the One-day format, he represented his nation in 233 matches, having scored 8581 runs that he played at an average of 48.20 and has the highest score of unbeaten 181, including 21 hundred and 51 fifties under his belt.
In T20Is, the right-handed batsman has featured in 102 matches where he piled up 1909 runs at an average of 26.15 and also smacked 7 fifties for his team.He took Twitter to announce his retirement and wrote, "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 honour to represent my country #234."
I want all my energy and focus to be on preparing: Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor stated that all the good things have always an end like his retirement from international cricket. Moreover, Ross Taylor feels that this is the perfect time to walk off from the international arena and also thanked his family and the fans who supported him during his days.
"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," Ross Taylor was quoted as saying in a statement.
Here is the tweet of Ross Taylor:
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 honour to represent my country #234 pic.twitter.com/OTy1rsxkYp— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) December 29, 2021