Southampton, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand striker Ross Taylor, who hit the winning races in the preliminary World Test Championship (WTC) final, called the title win after the eight-wicket victory over India as the “highlight” of his career.
“This should be the highlight of my career. At the beginning of my career, I felt like we probably did not have the side to do this, ”said Taylor, who had postponed his retirement two years ago.
The right-handed striker had previously said he would have retired if New Zealand had lifted the 50th World Cup in 2019. They lost to England in the final.
“It is still sinking in, but it has been a couple of years ahead. A lot of rain, but the way the team fought from day one, to be out there in a crucial situation for a little bit, it’s something I will never forget, ”said the 37-year-old, who has played 107 trials for New Zealand.
“But I’m sure there are a couple of kiwis waking up who will be very proud. There was a lot of pressure; it was nice to stand up to it. The 2019 World Cup was something that was very hard for us at the time, but it compensates for that. Over time, it will sink in a little more. ”
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