Wellington: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who skipped the ongoing second cricket Test against India here to be with his expecting wife, was today blessed with a son.
Ross Taylor. Pic/ Atul Kamble
"Jonty Luteru Taylor born 16 Feb 3.06am. Mum and Jonty doing well," tweeted the dashing batsman, who is celebrating the birth of his second child. Taylor also took time out to keep tabs on the ongoing match and tweeted his delight after skipper Brendon McCullum (281 batting) and B J Watling (124) steered New Zealand to a position of strength by wiping off a massive 246-run deficit.
From what seemed like a lost cause, the Kiwis are now in firm command having taken a 325-run lead so far.
"Woohoo. Baz and BJ. Nice to wake up to that news. Awesome fight. One of a greatest ever partnership in #Blackcaps history. #Records #naps," he said referring to their world record 352-run sixth-wicket partnership.
Taylor's wife Victoria gave birth to their second child, at the Hamilton's Waikato Hospital. They already have a daughter, Mackenzie.