Taylor rejects retirement plans and desires to play lengthy
New Zealand right-hander Ross Taylor is disregarding retirement plans, saying he wants to play cricket for as long as possible.
New Zealand is now celebrating its victory in the World Test Championship after a thrilling win against India in the final in Southampton. Currently, some players have returned home and are undergoing mandatory quarantine (14 days) prior to entry.
During his quarantine, New Zealand right-handed Ross Taylor spoke about his future in-game plans after his long drought for an ICC trophy came to an end. Previously, the batsmen had mentioned that he was planning to give up international cricket if New Zealand had won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
In contrast, he now said he wanted to play the game for as long as possible. Ross Taylor has put his retirement plans aside and wants to do more for his country.
“The next focus is getting through the next 10 days or so [of isolation] asap, just looking forward to seeing family and friends. I am sure that these discussions will be in the coming weeks – we will have them and [with] New Zealand cricket too, ”quoted Taylor on Nzherald.co.nz.
“[I’m] I still love the game of cricket, still want to learn and get better, so I think that’s a good sign. At this point, I just want to keep playing cricket at whatever level for as long as I can, ”he added.
Ross Taylor scored the winning streak for New Zealand in the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India. He scored an unbeaten 47 runs in the second innings with an undefeated partnership with skipper Kane Williamson.