HAMILTON: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has learnt to measure together with his imperfections as he stands on the cusp of a coveted 100th Test of his career.
Only Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori has played more Tests than Taylor who will only enter an elite club by playing his 100th Test within the series opener, beginning in Wellington on February 21.
"No one features a perfect career and you fail at some stage especially as a batter.
Mistakes and scenarios cause you to grow as an individual ," Taylor told reporters on Friday.
Asked what does 100 Tests mean to him, he cheekily replied: "Probably getting older! But no, i feel I even have been proud of what I even have achieved so far .
” "Test cricket and cricket generally as a batter, you undergo tons of ups and downs and that is definitely what I even have been through, and as a team also .
"But Wellington holds a special place in my heart and that i am sure having tons of family and friends there'll be something that i will be able to be pleased with and appearance back on at the top of my career with fond memories," said the 35-year-old Taylor.
On emotions playing a distracting role within the first Test, Taylor downplayed that factor.
"I guess at the top of the day, it's another game of cricket and you are trying and contribute in any way that's possible.
But at an equivalent time, you bought to enjoy it for what it's .
"But i'm sure once you get into the sport , you'll enjoy it and just play cricket such as you want to.
Wellington can do a touch bit early , so i'm sure batting or bowling, it's getting to be a stimulating contest."
For a journeyman cricketer, a family able to make sacrifices is extremely important which is where wife Victoria's role has been pivotal in Taylor's successful journey.
"It isn't easy on my wife Victoria to boost three kids for as long as she has.
We play tons but that's probably why once you do play reception , it's nice to be a dad and it's nice for them, Jonty and Mackenzie to be sufficiently old to kind of understand what dad does."
And then he said what perhaps holds true for any professional.
"Regardless of whether you score runs or not, they (kids) give dad a hug.
That puts everything into perspective and hopefully once they are bit older than they're now, they're going to be pleased with what I even have achieved as a cricketer for them," added Taylor.