Mid-range New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor canceled talks about retiring on Wednesday, saying he still “loves the game” and wants to “learn and improve”.
Taylor, 37, played a vital role in New Zealand’s eight-goal victory over India in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton, scoring an undefeated 47 in the second inning and giving the skipper Kane Williamson company in a fold to achieve the goal.
During the second test in a series of two games against England, which New Zealand won eight weekends days before the WTC final, Taylor had scored 80 in the first innings to give the visitors a nice lead.
Taylor was quoted as saying in 2019 that if the 2019 World Cup final against England at Lord’s did not turn out as it did, he may have retired after that tournament.
The final of the 2019 World Cup ended in a draw, with England and New Zealand scoring 241 tracks. “Super Over” followed. England lifted the trophy of the countdown rule after “Super Over” also completed all the squares.
But on Wednesday, Taylor said: “This (the final victory of the WTC) is still sinking, we can call ourselves world champions, but I still love the game of cricket. I still want to learn and improve, so it’s good sign But, yes, at this stage I just want to keep playing cricket, regardless of the level, as much as I can …
“New Zealanders retire at 34 or 35 for whatever reason, and when I turn 37, I can understand why they do it – they ask you a lot of questions, your age is much more questionable when you do things the same way. like what you did two years ago, but you do them wrong because of your age, which is sometimes a little hard to swallow. No matter when I do pimples, I still feel like I can play home cricket, I still love playing for my country and I still love playing for the central neighborhoods. “