NZ vs IND: Ross Taylor responds hilariously after being felicitated with 100 bottles of wine for his 100th Test

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New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor now holds a unique record of appearing in hundred international games in each format of the game. He is the only player to achieve this prestigious record.


On the eve of his 100th Test match appearance against India at Basin Reserve in Wellington, the New Zealand Cricket Board felicitated the 35-year old with 100 bottles of wine, with each bottle representing each Test he played.

When asked about his plans with the monumental collection of bottles, Taylor had a hilarious response on offer. The Veteran Kiwi batsman asked for some help in order to drink the entire hundred bottles of the drink.


Also, the Black Cap talisman had a few good words for the ceremony on the eve of his 100th Test cap. Later, Taylor was accompanied by his kids during the start of the match against India.

“Had a great presentation last night. Good friend and mentor Ian Smith said a few words. Some probably a bit inflated but it was nice for the team and the family to enjoy something they won’t experience again. I will need some help in drinking it,” Taylor told a reporter when asked about the event and the gift presented to him.

With this feat, Taylor became the fourth New Zealander to represent his country in 100 Test matches. The likes of Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum also have 100 Test caps to their name.


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