New Zealand star gets emotional during his farewell match

 New Zealand star gets emotional during his farewell match

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New Zealand is facing the Netherlands in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at Hamilton. Notably, this match marks the last appearance of start batter Ross Taylor in New Zealand colors. He will be remembered as one of the finest batters to have played for the black caps and the player responsible for several Kiwi wins.

Before the match started Taylor brought his three children- Mackenzie, Jonty and Adelaide for the national anthem. They were seen in the New Zealand jersey with their father’s name on it. As the national anthem started Taylor got emotional and fought hard to control his tears.

Martin Guptill consoled Taylor as the national anthem ended and he was seen walking his three children to the stands while wiping away his tears. Taylor’s wife Victoria and his family members were also present in the stands during the match. He also gave away some of his complimentary tickets to ‘some builders across the road’- as Taylor said to Spark Sport.

Ross Taylor made his debut in the international arena in March 2006. The third ODI against the Netherlands will be his 450th appearance for New Zealand across all formats. He has already announced his plans to call it quits at the end of the last year. He has been a consistent performer and a match-winner for Kiwis across all formats. He is the only player to have played at least 100 matches in all three formats of international cricket.

Ross Taylor played an instrumental role in New Zealand’s rise in the international arena. During his retirement, he is the third-ranked ODI batter, which speaks a lot about his consistency and class.

Meanwhile, the standing skipper of New Zealand Tom Latham won the toss in the third ODI and decided to bat first. Having won the first two ODIs of the series the Kiwis have already sealed the series and will be looking to achieve a whitewash in the same.


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