Kane Williamson Said That He Is Fortunate To Have Played Cricket Alongside Virat Kohli:
The comrades and friendship he shares with Indian Captain Virat Kohli were opened up to New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Both Kohli and Williamson first met in Malaysia in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2008.
Kohli, who led his troops at the tournament, defeated the New Zealand team led by Kane Williamson in the tournament finals. India U-19 team won the trophy in the finals after an exciting victory over South Africa.
Williamson spoke in a recent episode of Cricket Connected show from Star Sports and is grateful that he has played cricket alongside Kohli.
“Yes, we ‘re fortunate to play with each other. It was wonderful to meet young Kohli and to follow his journey”, said the batsman. “It was fun, for a long period of time we had to face each other,” he added.
“We just shared our thoughts on the game over the last few years, some truthful ideas in fact and finding other motives, given the players who played the game physically slightly differently and maybe be our on-site characters I imagine,” he revealed further.
Kohli And Williamson Have Seen Chatting Away At The Boundary:
In the three-game Test series in Australia after Black Caps whitewash, Kohli said to Williamson “I don’t think leadership can be determined from results at all times. It’s also how you can pull together the team and make the guys work under you, which I think Kane has done really well.
“He’s a player with respect and his teammates’ confidence and that’s what I can see. And he’s a very, very intelligent cricketer.”
During the 5th and final T20I match between India and New Zealand in February this year Kohli and Williamson have been watching the border chat, with visuals that have become viral during the match. Back then India took a 4-0 lead and the two capitals were resting for the dead rubber.
The Kiwis had a Test whitewash in Australia before India ‘s tour to New Zealand. In a press conference, Kohli defended Williamson. “I don’t believe that the results can always determine leadership. It’s also how you can pull together the team and make the guys work under you, which I think Kane has done really well.
“He has the respect and confidence of his teammates, he’s what I can see, and he’s a very, really clever cricketer as well,” said Kohli.