New Zealand great Ross Taylor bid adieu to international cricket by playing his last game against the Netherlands in the recently concluded three-match ODI series. His ruthless batting prowess and rock-solid resistance made him one of the best number 4 batters the world has ever seen.
Ending his 16-year-long international career, Ross played his final and 450th international game against the Netherlands in his hometown Hamilton. The cricketer was seen getting emotional as he couldn’t hold back his tears while entering the arena in the Kiwi colors for the one last time.
With Ross Taylor’s international cricket career finally coming to an end, heartfelt tributes and congratulatory messages have been pouring in from all the sections on social media. Among many, legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar also paid a beautiful tribute to the Kiwi batter.
Sachin took to his Twitter and hailed the cricketer as one of the great ambassadors of the game. He also expressed how it was wonderful playing against him. He wrote:
“You’ve been a great ambassador of the game Ross! It was wonderful playing against you. The way you reinvented yourself over the years to adapt is an inspiration for all the young kids aspiring to be cricketers.
Heartiest congratulations on a fabulous career.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
You’ve been a great ambassador of the game Ross! It was wonderful playing against you. The way you reinvented yourself over the years to adapt is an inspiration for all the young kids aspiring to be cricketers.
Heartiest congratulations on a fabulous career. pic.twitter.com/RpB62iuuD0
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 4, 2022
Talking about Ross Taylor, the Kiwi batter averaged 44.7 in Tests and 47.5 in ODIs which speaks volumes of his abilities. His numbers tell the story in both the Test (112 games), T20Is (102 games), and ODI (236 games) formats.
We at The Cricket Lounge wish Ross Taylor all the luck ahead for the second innings of his life.