Ross Taylor, a New Zealand cricketer, has announced his retirement from international cricket. Taylor made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday. He will play until the end of New Zealand’s summer schedule, which includes a two-match Test series at home against Bangladesh, followed by six one-day internationals against Australia and the Netherlands.

“Today I am announcing my retirement from international cricket. I will retire after playing two Tests against Bangladesh, six ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands. Thank you to everyone who has supported me for 17 years. I am proud to represent my country,” Taylor said on Twitter.

Taylor debuted for the Kiwis against the West Indies in 2006. So far, he’s scored 8576 runs in 233 One-Day Internationals with 21 hundreds in his ODI career. In 102 T20Is, he scored 1909 runs. So far, he has 7585 runs in 110 Tests. Twitter erupted in well wishes for Ross Taylor on his retirement. Many ex-cricketers and fans also wished him.

After this summer season, New Zealand cricket will be without Ross Taylor, and it will be difficult for them to fill his shoes.

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