Ross Taylor expresses heartfelt gratitude to Bangladesh
CRICDOT DESK : If New Zealand follow Bangladesh tomorrow, then Ross Taylor played the last Test innings of his career today. The experienced New Zealand batsman will retire from the format after the Christchurch Test, as announced earlier. Today he played an innings of 26 runs from 39 balls. Before entering the field, Tiger cricketers gave Taylor a guard of honor.
Taylor, 36, took the bat after Devon Conway was run out on Monday morning. Upon entering the field, the spectators at Hagley Oval stood up and greeted him with loud cheers and applause. Inside the field, the cricketers of the Bangladesh team stood in two rows facing each other and gave the ‘Guard of Honor’ to this Kiwi Great.
At that moment, the two umpires stood by the Tigers and said goodbye to Taylor. Taylor went to the crease shaking hands with Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque. Applut Taylor received such respect from the Tigers. At the end of the day’s play, he wrote on Instagram, ‘Thank you Bangladesh for giving me a truly honorable moment while going to the crease today. It’s something I’ll never forget. ‘