Ross Taylor Laments As He Didn't Get A Signed Shirt Despite Playing 100 Tests
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor Laments As He Didn’t Get A Signed Shirt Despite Playing 100 Tests

Ross Taylor had played his 100th Test match against India back in February 2020. New Zealand’s senior batsman Ross Taylor jokingly pulled the leg of Australia’s Nathan Lyon, who got a signed shirt from Ajinkya Rahane and team members for playing 100 Test matches.

There is always room for fun banters in cricket on the field or off the field, as it keeps everyone entertained.

Nathan Lyon and Ross Taylor
Nathan Lyon and Ross Taylor. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Ross Taylor Laments He Didn’t Get A Signed Shirt Despite Playing 100th Test

England Test skipper Joe Root, too, returned empty-handed as Indian captain Virat Kohli didn’t give him a signed shirt either. Joe Root scored a memorable double hundred in the Chennai Test, however, he was not provided with a signed shirt by the Virat Kohli-led team.

Now Ross Taylor, who incidentally played his 100th Test versus India in February 2020 is jealous of Nathan Lyon as he got the signed shirt and he left with nothing. The veteran while speaking to The Grade Cricketer spoke about this incident.

Joe Root
Joe Root. Photograph: Getty Images.

“I played India in my 100th Test last year, and I didn’t get a shirt. I’m a bit jealous of Nathan. We played a couple of series before, and I’m watching the game and I’m watching him (Lyon) getting a shirt and I’m like ‘Aaah, okay!’,” Ross Taylor said.

Before lifting the trophy at the Gabba, the visitors presented a signed Indian Team jersey to Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon, who played his 100th Test in Brisbane. Seeing this heartfelt gesture, Nathan Lyon applauded the Indian team after receiving the jersey from Ajinkya Rahane.

Ross Taylor Gearing Up For The WTC Final Against India

For the time being, Ross Taylor has a very important task of manning the middle-order in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final against India, which got underway on Friday albeit rain playing a spoilsport and washing away the whole of first day’s play.

The overcast condition will come into effect and the 37-year-old will be all the more crucial for his team, with his vast amount of experience.

Ross Taylor:- REUTERS/Ross Setford (image sourced from Otago Daily Times
Ross Taylor:- REUTERS/Ross Setford (image sourced from Otago Daily Times

Along with skipper Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor is the other senior player and will be eying to get at least one world ICC trophy before bidding adieu to the game. The right-hand batsman made his debut for New Zealand way back in 2006 and since then has been a vital member of his team often delivering in crunch situations and playing the sheet anchor’s role to perfection.

The Blackcaps have reached the finals of ICC events two times only to agonizingly falling short on both occasions. Their last and first ICC trophy came in 2000 when they won Champions Trophy.

In a career spanning over a decade-and-a-half, Ross Taylor is New Zealand’s most-capped cricketer with 442 international matches across all formats. The 37-year-old is also his country’s leading run-scorer in international cricket and is just four runs shy of recording 18,000 international runs.