New Zealand’s veteran cricketer Ross Taylor has made a significant entry in the record books after featuring in the first of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand in Wellington. He has achieved a massive feat that no other batsman has been able to achieve so far in the cricketing world. Taylor has become the first player in the history of cricket to play 100 matches in all three formats.
Also, on Friday, he became overall fourth New Zealand player after Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori and Stephen Fleming to achieve his 100th cap in the traditional format. To make the moment more memorable, Taylor came out with his kids. Well, all of them together participated in the national anthem.
Watch the clip of Ross Taylor accompanied by his family and Kids for celebrating a special moment in Wellington:
🎶 In the bonds of love we meet 🎶
🏏 A moving moment as @RossLTaylor celebrates the opening of his 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th @BLACKCAPS Test Match alongside his children and his teammates, as his family watch on from the stands #TaylorTon #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/qmT9cSS89V
— Sky Sport NZ (@skysportnz) February 20, 2020
It was a remarkable achievement by Taylor, who became the first-ever batsman to play 100 games across formats. To celebrate the landmark, he was accompanied by his kids at Basin Reserve.
In the last T20I series against India, he played the 100th T20I match of his career. The veteran has been the saviour for his team in every tough situation. Evidently, because of his contribution, New Zealand had won the ODI series by 3-0. He was awarded as the Player of the Series as he scored 194 runs at a staggering average of 194.
He would like to continue his show in the Test series too and lead his team to gain points in the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.
Currently, Kiwis are at the sixth spot in the points table.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has been dominant over the No.1 Test team India in the first Test match before rain interrupted the game. The day ended with India reeling at 122 for five runs with Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane batting in the middle.