IPL started the trend of franchise-based T20 leagues around the world. These leagues are lucrative and one can make a big sum of money in a short period of time. But Kiwi veteran, Ross Taylor doesn’t find these T20 leagues too alluring. Many players have hung up their boots from international cricket so that they can actively participate in cash-rich T20 leagues across the globe. But Taylor is not going to go that way.
“I don’t think I will retire earlier from international cricket just to go and do the T20 circuit because I love playing for New Zealand,” Taylor was quoted as saying in the Hindustan Times.
“Playing for a different franchise every month is not something that appeals to me as much as playing in front of family and friends here in New Zealand.”
The 34 years old also revealed that he has no plans of taking retirement anytime soon and has a lot of things on his mind that he wants to achieve.
The right-hander said, “The day you are satisfied is the day you need to retire. There are still things I would like to achieve. I joke a little bit that I am old because I am the oldest in this team. But I still feel young and have still got a few years to contribute to New Zealand cricket. I love playing for my country and I feel I can still get better as a player. The day I don’t feel that I will have to retire. I want to score a few more runs and wins, and give my best.”
The 90-Test-old also made clear that Test cricket is high on his priority list besides naming few things that he is keenly looking forward to in the coming times.
“Test cricket is still high on my priorities. I would like to play 100 Tests. New Zealand hasn’t played a Boxing Day Test in Australia since the 1980s, so there are quite a few things I would like to hang around for. At the same time, you don’t want to do just that and want to be playing an active role in the team. I still have a desire to go on, so no date or timeframe yet,” said Taylor.