Ross Taylor hints at retirement
Experienced Kiwi cricketer Ross Taylor hints at retirement from international cricket as the cricketer says he is not sure whether he will be able to continue his cricket career until the upcoming T20 World Cup in India next year.
“Oh! Not sure,” Taylor told ESPNcricinfo in a video interview when asked about his participation in the tournament. “As you get older, things slow down a little bit, but your training and experience and your mind become even more important.”
Earlier this year, the 36-year old cricketer became the first New Zealander to represent his country in as many as 100 international T20 matches. Along with some other big names, he was also expected to bid farewell to international cricket after playing the T20 World cup 2020 which was originally scheduled to take place later this year in Australia.
However, with the World Cup being postponed and pushed back to 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is now a big question whether he will be able to make it to the tournament.
Meanwhile, Taylor who had last played international cricket in March 2020, when New Zealand met Australia in a closed-door ODI, termed the current situation which has been created due to the pandemic as a strange time of all round.
“Yeah, it has been a strange time all around,” he said. I haven’t gone this long without playing any cricket since I was in high school. So, yeah obviously isolation and all those other things are a little bit strange, but it is what it is,” he said.