New Zealand cricketer, Ross Taylor Announced retirement from Test cricket and ODI.
Ross is one of the greatest players that has ever played for New Zealand. He is the New Zealand player with the most runs (18,074) and has played most matches (445).
He has played 110 Tests, 102 T20Is, and 233 ODIs in his career.
Taylor wrote on Twitter, “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.”
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
How World Reacted To Ross Taylor Announcement
The cricketing world reacted to his announcement on Twitter
Rashid Khan, Afghanistan spinner said, “What a legend congratulations mate.”
What a legend congratulations mate 🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) December 30, 2021
David Warner, Australian cricketer wished him as well. He tweeted “Well done Ross Taylor absolutely amazing career and look forward to catching up with you in Australia.”
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) December 30, 2021
Isa Guha, former England cricketer tweeted, “What a career! Congrats.”
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) December 29, 2021
Grant Elliot, former New Zealand cricketer congratulated him and tweeted, “True legend of @BLACKCAPS.What a fine career. Very special for the Nz fans to watch you finish your career this summer.”
— Grant Elliott (@grantelliottnz) December 30, 2021
Ross will play his last Test cricket with the Bangladesh series. His last ODIs will be played with Australia and Netherlands in February and March respectively. He had a great career trajectory and international cricket will not be the same without his presence.