Does Ross Taylor drink alcohol?: Yes.Ross is of part-Samoan descent, as he boasts of Samoan ancestry on his mothers side.Before being a cricketer, Ross played hockey, something that helped him master the slog sweep shot. Playing hockey made him a dominant leg side batsman in cricket.Upon getting selected to play for New Zealand, he became the second male player Murphy Sua from Samoan heritage to play for the New Zealand cricket team.After having scored his maiden ODI century against Sri Lanka in December 2006, a match that New Zealand unfortunately lost, Taylor suffered from dehydration and required a short visit to the hospital to get treated.Taylor captained New Zealand in One Day format for the first time in 2010 against Australia when Daniel Vettori dropped out of the match owing to his neck ache. He donated his $NZ 500 Man of the Match prize to the Lansdowne Cricket Club, Masterton.After Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sanath Jayasuriya, he became only the fourth ever cricketer to score a century on birthday after doing so against Pakistan in a league match in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.While in an interview during the Indian Premier League 2012, Taylor opened up about his childhood dream of becoming a farmer.Taylor explained why he has made it a habit to stick his tongue out every time he hits a century. He said he does this since his son, Jonty, and daughter, Mackenzie, love him doing that.