Ross Taylor Retirement: Ross Poutoa Lotte Taylor The diamond of New Zealand whose shine will remain in world cricket for centuries. Ross Taylor is playing his farewell match in the ongoing third and final ODI between New Zealand and Netherlands. Ross Taylor is one of the finest batsmen to represent New Zealand, scoring tons of runs in his illustrious international career and becoming the backbone of the Kiwi team.
The story of Ross Taylor is interesting. In the early days, Taylor used to play hockey, not cricket. Very few people know about Ross Taylor that he was a great hockey player, but later his interest in cricket grew and he chose cricket. Everyone is aware of what happened after that. Ross Taylor proved his mettle in international cricket.
The special moment of Ross Taylor’s career came when he was appointed captain for the three-nation series in Sri Lanka in 2010. Ross Taylor took over the captaincy of New Zealand after veteran cricketers like Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum refused to take the responsibility of captaincy. Taylor did not leave the side of the New Zealand team here and took over the command of the team.
Ross Taylor brought his three children Mackenzie, Jonty and Adelaide with him to perform the national anthem in the match against the Netherlands at Seddon Park in Hamilton. All three were also wearing New Zealand jerseys, on the back of which was written the name of their father, Ross Taylor. As the national anthem began, Taylor couldn’t control her emotions and burst into tears.
After the end of the national anthem, teammate Martin Guptill consoled Ross Taylor, who was standing right next to him. Taylor’s eyes were full of tears, when the national anthem ended, he wiped the tears with both his hands and said something to his children. It was really a very emotional moment.
Ross Taylor gets emotional as he takes the field for New Zealand one last time in international cricket.
— The Field (@thefield_in) April 4, 2022
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Taylor, who made his international debut in March 2006, is playing his 450th and final match for New Zealand. He had announced his retirement at the end of last year. Ross Taylor’s journey in international cricket has been spectacular. Notably, he is the only player in international cricket to play at least 100 matches in all three formats.
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