‘Age is just a number’ – Ross Taylor comments on retirement plans


‘Age is just a number’ – Ross Taylor comments on retirement plans

Ross Taylor

Ace New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has dismissed all the rumours about his retirement from international cricket. The 37-year old is the highest run-getter for his national side in the Tests as well as One Day Internationals (ODIs). 

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Taylor is one of the most important members of the current Kiwi set-up across all formats. The Wellington-born has managed to successfully bail out the Blackcaps from many crunch situations in recent years. 

During an engaging session with the New Zealand-based website RNZ, Taylor commented that age is just a number. The Kiwi cricketer mentioned that he still wants to continue till the time he’s enjoying the game.

“I feel like age is just a number and as long as you’re still enjoying it and feel like you’re good enough and can contribute to the team on and off the field,” Taylor said to RNZ.

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“I guess once you start getting into your thirties you start thinking about it. I always had the number 35 in mind, I don’t know why, I think probably because of the 2019 World Cup. But I didn’t think just because it was a World Cup that it was time to retire. I haven’t got a number in mind,” he added.

‘Nice to break the mould of New Zealanders’: Taylor

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There has been a pattern of early retirement in New Zealand as plenty of great cricket personalities hung their boots at a certain age. However, Ross Taylor mentioned that he’s glad to break the mould of New Zealanders who traditionally retire young.

“Everyone I talk to says you’re a long-time retired and you know when the right time is. I’m sure those things will pop up but when I do pull stumps I’m sure it’ll feel right and it’ll be the right time for me.

“It’s nice for me to break the mould of New Zealanders who traditionally retire young and hopefully in the years to come the likes of Kane [Williamson] and co are still going at 37 as long as they still enjoy it and aren’t just playing for the sake of it,” Tayor commented.

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