New Zealand win WTC 2021 title | Ross Taylor and Tim Southee express themselves as New Zealand win thier first ICC title Two of New Zealand’s most experienced players got emotional, know what they said on winning the ICC title for the first time
New Zealand cricket team celebrate WTC Final victory  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in ICC World Test Championship final
- New Zealand won an ICC title for the first time
- Ross Taylor and Tim Southee, two of the team’s most experienced players, expressed their feelings after the spectacular win.
The New Zealand team has seen a lot of ups and downs in its cricket history. The sadness of not winning the title even after reaching the ICC World Cup finals (2015 and 2019) for two consecutive times will be like a shock to any team. Especially when the country has never won any ICC title. But finally his dream came true on Wednesday and was fulfilled in a special way when he won the first World Test Championship title by defeating the legendary Indian team. Obviously, this turned out to be the most emotional moment for the experienced players of the team, who have fought for a long time.
We are talking here about the two most experienced and old players of the Kiwi team – Ross Taylor and Tim Southee. When 37-year-old Ross Taylor, who played 108 Test matches for New Zealand, scored the winning shot of the final, it was a big moment for him. He played an innings of 47 not out and returned only after winning the team. After the end of the match, he looked emotional and said that he will remember this victory which will be the highlight of his career.
Ross Taylor said, “There was a lot of rain in the match but I will never forget the way our team came back from the initial struggle and won. There is no doubt that the pressure was enough but we batted accordingly.
On the other hand, his star pacer Tim Southee, who played 79 Test matches for New Zealand, also made the biggest contribution to bundle India for 170 runs in the second innings. Southee took 4 wickets while conceding 48 runs in this innings. Tim Southee has also seen his team come at the last minute several times and lose big final matches. In such a situation, he also looked emotional after the match.
Southee said after winning the match that the players wanted a happy ending to the journey that started two years ago. “We started this journey two years back. It is special to sit here as a champion. It has taken a lot of hard work. It is satisfying to have what we have. Our two best batsmen were at the crease so we were calm, we were confident. We wanted to end (BJ) Watling’s cricket career with a happy ending to this tour.”
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