Cape Town - New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has shared a gruesome picture of his left eye, prior to his operation on it this week.
According to the Stuff website, the
Black Caps star was initially in doubt for the second Test against
Pakistan at Hamilton - which New Zealand won by 138 runs - due to his
Taylor has been struggling with a growth on
his left eye, but that didn't stop him scoring an unbeaten 102 off 134
balls to fire New Zealand into a winning position at Seddon Park, before
the bowlers skittled Pakistan for 230 to seal victory in a dramatic
"Off to get my Pterygium removed," tweeted Taylor, who will miss the ODI series against Australia in December.
Taylor's ton was his 16th Test century, which ended a lean streak where
he had failed to pass 50 in 11 consecutive Test innings, stretching back
to the 2-0 Test series win against Zimbabwe in August.
Taylor has played 78 Tests for New Zealand, scoring 5 838 runs at an average of 46.70.
He has also played 176 ODIs and 73 T20 internationals.