Cricket banter on and off the field is loved by everyone alike. Be it cheekily responding to a fellow cricketer’s tweet or jokingly remembering an incident, it always keeps the cricketing world and the fans entertained. Throwing light on one such occasion, Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor recalled an incident from the past and took a dig on the same.
In the India vs Australia Test series ealier this year, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon was honoured with a signed Test jersey from Team India which was presented to him by Ajinkya Rahane in the 4th Test at Gabba for completing 100 Tests. The Aussie was grateful to Ajinkya Rahane and Co. and thanked the Indian team for the ‘kind gesture’. Remembering this incident, New Zealand’s middle-order batsman Ross Taylor said that he is jealous of Lyon as he did not receive a signed shirt from Team India on his 100th Test.
I’m a bit jealous of Nathan: Ross Taylor
Highlighting Team India’s gesture of honouring Lyon with a signed jersey on his 100th Test, Ross Taylor expressed his jealousy jokingly. Coincidentally, the Kiwi batsman also played his 100th Test against India in February 2020 but was not given anything, unlike the Aussie spinner.
“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!,” Taylor mentioned.
The 37-year-old will be playing a crucial role in the World Test Championship final against India, given his experience and importance in the middle-order.