Hamilton Masakadza has hailed Brendan Taylor calling him a “stalwart” of the game, after reaching 200 ODI caps.
Taylor achieved the feat in the first ODI against Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on July 16.
He becomes the fifth Zimbabwean player to reach the landmark, joining the Flower brothers Andy (213), Grant (221), Elton Chigumbura (210) and Masakadza (209).
” Well done to him,” said Masakadza.
“It’s a great honour and privilege every time you wear that badge on your chest and I’m sure it’s been all the more he’s done it. “And to join the ‘200 club’ is a huge achievement that he should celebrate, that we should all celebrate.”
Taylor, who made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2004 has scored 6548 ODI runs. It puts him 23 runs behind Grant Flower who is second highest run scorer for Zimbabwe. Andy Flower is the highest run getter with 6786 runs.
Taylor also has the most ODI hundreds (11) for Zimbabwe for another feather on his cap.
“BT’s contribution has been immense for Zimbabwe Cricket,” Masakadza said.
“He is the most senior man out there at the moment and has done a lot for the country in his career so far leading the batting unit and long may it continue in getting some more big runs and match winning performances for Zimbabwe.
“He’s been a stalwart of the game and deserves every accolade he gets.
“His records speak for themselves. Most hundreds across all formats for Zimbabwe and approaching 10 000 career runs,” said Masakadza.