New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. He will say goodbye to cricket after the home series of 2 Test matches against Bangladesh and 6 ODIs against Australia, Netherlands. He has announced this through a tweet. New Zealand's legendary batsman Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. He told that he will say goodbye to Test cricket after the Test series against Bangladesh. At the same time, Taylor will also retire from ODIs after playing the ODI series against Australia and the Netherlands next year. He has given this information on Twitter.
Taylor is one of New Zealand's greatest batsmen. He has scored more than 18 thousand runs for his team in all three formats. His batting will always be remembered by the people, during his game, he has always won the hearts of millions of people by performing very well. Announcing his retirement, Taylor wrote, "Today I am announcing that I will retire from international cricket after 2 test matches against Bangladesh and 6 ODIs against Australia, Netherlands.
Today I will retire from international cricket after the summer season. Will retire from the game. Two Tests against Bangladesh and six ODIs against Australia and Netherlands. Thank you for supporting me for 17 years. It was a matter of pride to represent my country. All of you guys who supported me till today I thank all of them from the bottom of my heart. Thank you guys for the incredible support you have given me. I got a chance to represent my country, it's a great honor.
Taylor also wrote to me that, 'It has been a wonderful journey. I feel that I am very fortunate to have got a chance to represent the country for so long. It is a great honor to play with and against the greats of cricket. I have made many memories and good friends during this time. But every good thing has to end sometime. I think this time is right for me. I thank my family, friends, and all those people because of whom I have reached where I am today. 37-year-old Ross Taylor made his debut for New Zealand in the year 2006. He is the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket. He has scored 7584 runs in test matches. He also has 8591 runs in ODIs.
Taylor has always given excellent performance and has also inspired many people with his sporting life. At a very young age, he has achieved a lot, he has also made big records in sports. At the age of just 17, he made very big records and made them ready. Taylor has scored 7584 runs in Test cricket and 8591 runs in ODIs. He has scored 18,074 runs in all three formats. Taylor is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand. He is the first cricketer to have played more than 100 matches in all three formats. He scored the winning runs for New Zealand in the final of the Test Championship against India last year. He has 1909 runs in his name in 102 T20 matches. Ross Taylor has scored 19 centuries in Tests and 21 in ODIs. He still has to play two Tests and 5 ODIs.
Captain Kane Williamson and coach Gary Stead also thanked Ross Taylor after announcing his retirement. Both were also seen as emotional but they wrote to Taylor that you will always inspire the best players and new players to come. Williamson said the two of them have made many memorable partnerships together in all three formats and Taylor has helped him a lot as captain. At the same time, Gary Stead said that he will never forget Taylor's four in the final of the Test Championship. Taylor is currently preparing for the Test series against Bangladesh and is looking to end his career on a very good note. He is yet to play two Tests and six ODIs.