"It was nice to have played alongside you at RCB"- Anil Kumble congratulates Ross Taylor on retirement
Ross Taylor announced on social media earlier today that the upcoming home season will be his last season in international cricket. The right-handed batter has played his last T20I and will play his last Test against Bangladesh.
Taylor mentioned that the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League series against Australia and the Netherlands will mark his last appearance for the Blackcaps in the white-ball arena. The veteran player has been very successful in all three formats of cricket.
Earlier this year, Ross Taylor won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship trophy with the New Zealand team. Here’s what Taylor wrote in his latest Instagram post:
Today I'm announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more tests against Bangladesh, and six odi’s against Australia and the Netherlands. Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honour to represent my country.
Ross Taylor received congratulatory messages from across the world. His former opponents and teammates congratulated him on his successful career.
Anil Kumble recalled the time he spent with Ross Taylor during the first three IPL seasons
Ross Taylor played under Anil Kumble’s captaincy in the IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. The former Indian cricket team head coach recalled that time period while congratulating Taylor. Here’s what Kumble wrote:
“Congratulations Ross on a great career. It was nice to have played alongside at RCB. One of NZ best cricketers. Good wishes to you and family.”
Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson also left a message in the comments box.
“Congrats on a great career mate You played hard but fair & it was always a great challenge playing against one of NZ best batsman All the best in the future.” wrote Johnson.
It will be interesting to see how Ross performs in his last home season.