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Twitter Reactions: Ross Taylor’s emotional farewell to Test cricket

By Alan

January 11, 2022

New Zealand won the second Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs. It was the last Test match of veteran Ross Taylor’s career who announced his retirement from international cricket before the start of this series. Taylor came out to ball the 80th over of the match and picked the last Bangladeshi wicket of Ebadot Hossain to finish his Test career on a positive note.

Taylor is regarded as one of the most experienced batters in Blackcaps history. His slog sweeps over deep mid-wicket made him a fan-favorite all across the world. He made his Test debut in November 2007 against South Africa and went on to become the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in the longest format of the game.

He finished his career with 7683 runs in 112 Test matches at an average of 44.66 with 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries. During his last Test, he equaled Daniel Vettori’s record of playing the most number of Test matches for Blackcaps.

Apart from South Africa, he scored a century against all the Test-playing nations. His highest score of 290 runs came against Australia at Perth during the second Test of New Zealand tour of Australia in 2015. He outclassed David Warner in that match who also made a double-century. Taylor scored the third-highest score by a Blackcaps batter in Test cricket during this match.

Taylor will now travel to Australia for one last time to play three ODIs and one T20I. He will play the match of his international career against the Netherlands during the one T20I and three ODI series in March-April. The last ODI of the series will be played in Hamilton, his hometown.

Here’s how the social media reacted after Ross Taylor’s retirement: