New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Sunday opens up on the rumors of his retirement that are taking rounds on Social Media. He denied the news of taking retirement at 37 & said that he would love to play for his country.
He further said that he has lot of cricket still left in him & is very eager to contribute for the Kiwis in present & the near future. “I just love playing cricket and playing for the country. I feel like age is just a number and as long as you are still enjoying it and feel you’re good enough you can contribute to the team on and off the field” Taylor during a virtual press conference.
Ross Taylor is New-Zealand’s leading run scorer & he admitted that he had plans of taking retirement two years ago. But with 2019 world Cup on the plate he didn’t took decision of his retirement.
I did have 35 in my mind (because of the 2019 World Cup) but I went there and felt I could still contribute and therefore I didn’t think just because it was a World Cup it was time to retire, but no I don’t have a number in mind,” Ross Taylor said and quoted by rnz.co.nz.
He further highlighted the fact that significant improvement in technology has played a crucial role in extending the tenure of a player’s career. Besides, the presence of senior players has helped the newcomers to learn the techniques of the game more efficiently.
“With the way players train, the technology, the gym, the physio, all that culminates in a long career. As long as you still enjoy it and not just playing for the sake of it I think it’s better for the game and better for the youngsters who can learn off somebody,” the veteran cricketer added
Currently, Ross Taylor is with the New Zealand Contingent in the UK to feature in the two-match Test series against England & also to play in the WTC finals against India. The finals of the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship will take place in Southampton from June 18 in which India will come into a face-off with Kiwis.
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