We talk to Ross Taylor about the response he’s had to his new book ‘Black and White’, the joy of dominating schoolboy cricket with a teenage Jesse Ryder, the hidden agendas which led to him being ousted as Black Caps captain, becoming an overnight millionaire in the IPL auction, the best memories of the late Sir Martin Crowe, deep convos with Kane Williamson, what life after cricket looks like and much, much more.
Show notes | Episode 93 | Ross Taylor
1:51: Is Ross Taylor a HAMbassador?
4:06: The journey after launching the new book Black and White
10:23: The process of writing the book and pulling out transcripts after eight years
13:25: The fallout after the first five days
14:54: Will Ross Taylor still pay for half of Seamus’ wedding?
17:20: What’s The Time Mr. Wolf?
19:58: Opportunity costs and getting used to life at home
26:41: The change in Ross Taylor from the start of his career to the end
27:57: Rising through the ranks at Central Districts and growing up with Jesse Ryder
36:48: Early sponsorships, why Ross could never play rugby, and being available for domestic cricket
43:06: The mechanics of an IPL auction
48:45: The captaincy saga
56:11: Similarities to the Ian Foster All Blacks coaching situation
1:00:19: Does time heal old wounds?
1:06:55: Racism, culture, and identity
1:16:48: Ross Taylor on the late Sir Martin Crowe
1:23:46: The relationship with NZ Cricket
1:26:12: Ian Smith, Andy Haden, and Leanne McGoldrick
1:30:28: A conversation between Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson
1:33:23: The long, bumpy road to retirement
1:44:08: What’s next for Ross Taylor?
1:46:25: Some quick yarns the boom box in the Long Room at Lords, Peter Andre’s Mysterious Girl, and a near miss in St Kitts
1.54.03: Last words from Steven, Seamus and Ross