New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Ross Taylor has added another feather to his already glorious cap and has etched his name in the history books of the game of cricket by becoming the first-ever cricketer to have played 100 international matches in all three formats of the games. He achieved this milestone when he walked out to field against India on Day 1 of the ongoing First test match between the two teams.
Ross Taylor, who is known for his brilliance with the bat has always played an important part in the victory of his side. Whenever it comes to chasing big targets and his side is in a difficult situation, he has always turned out to be New Zealand’s ‘Mr.Dependable’. He is currently playing the 100th Test match of his career.
As the cricketer walked out to bat today, on day 2 of the ongoing first test match, the audience made sure to make it special for him. Ross was greeted with a standing ovation by the fans inside the Basin Reserve in Willington as they paid a heartfelt tribute to Ross.
The video of the same has been making rounds on Twitter, leaving everyone with goosebumps, have a look:
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 22, 2020
Earlier, to make this moment special for Ross Taylor the New Zealand cricket fraternity presented him with a special gift for him. The batting star was presented with hundred different bottles of wine, one for each Test match he has played so far.
After day 1, Ross Taylor was asked what is he planning to do with it, to which he said that he would need some help to finish them all.
Here, watch the video:
— Sky Sport NZ (@skysportnz) February 20, 2020
The cricket fans are also pouring in wishes and tributes for Ross Taylor after he achieved this milestone. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— Sushrutha (@3eyeview) February 22, 2020
Lovely ovation for Ross Taylor on his 💯 Test 👏pic.twitter.com/yN8utbwZU6
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) February 22, 2020
Hearty congrats Ross taylor https://t.co/3cypGBIcp9
— 'MASTER' Vishwa 🤡 (@vishwatweets1) February 22, 2020
— Graham Farmer (@gravyonsports) February 22, 2020
Basin Reserve was completely reserved for the reception of Ross Taylor; to celebrate the sparkling 100th match of the lad. What a mark he put himself into, spectators speakth all. 😊#NZvIND https://t.co/EqPzIXizeY
— Debapriyo Choudhury 🇮🇳 (@debapriyo_tweet) February 22, 2020
Wellington clapping and Ross Taylor walks into bat for his 100th test match. #NZvIND
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 22, 2020
— Rohit Sharma™ (@Ro45FC_) February 22, 2020
— Gav Joshi (@Gampa_cricket) February 22, 2020
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) February 22, 2020
Great moment for legendary batsman Ross Taylor playing his 100th test match. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aGDRypZ4bB
— Steve Smith fan (@thevipersden2) February 21, 2020
— Lovely Syed Moosa (@LovelySyedMoos4) February 21, 2020
100th Test Match For The Legend & Veteran oF Kewis Cricket #RossTaylor Today. He's the Only Player to Play 100 Matches In Tests/Odis & In T20Is. Overall 67th & 4th NZ Player After ( Fleming/Vettori & McCullum ) to Play 100 Test Matches !!#NZvsIND #NZvIND
— Mani 🇵🇰 (@ManiTweets14) February 21, 2020
Ross Taylor becomes the 4th New Zealander to play 100 Test matches; joining Daniel Vettori, Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum
— Saifur Rahman (@SaifurR89436704) February 21, 2020
Ross Taylor, the first cricketer to play 100 internationals in all three formats 👏 pic.twitter.com/jtmOqMXQoz
— 🇳🇵गाईतुण्डे 🇳🇵 (@me_amir333) February 21, 2020