Brendon McCullum Terms Mike Hesson as the ‘Best Coach’ New Zealand Ever Had

Brendon McCullum Terms Mike Hesson as the 'Best Coach' New Zealand Ever Had
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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has showered praises on their chief coach Mike Hesson for maintaining the work ethic, over the years.

From time to time, Hesson has made sure the Black Caps should be right on track. So much so, his dedication has surely bolstered the Kiwis national team.

Calm and composed top-order batter, Williamson reiterated Hesson “exemplified the team-first attitude and left no stone unturned”.

Under his coaching stint, New Zealand team flourished by leaps and bounds. If their record doesn’t suggest so, the procedure maintained by Hesson, has surely helped them to be on the right track.

Moreover, former Kiwis captain Brendon McCullum who led his team to the only World Cup final in 2015 said that Hesson is by far the best coach Kiwis had.

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“I’ve witnessed his work ethic first hand and have seen the sacrifices he’s made and can only say I have the utmost respect for what he’s achieved,” Williamson was quoted as saying on Hesson by New Zealand Herlald.

Meanwhile, McCullum put it in the best possible way.

“I regard him as the best coach the Black Caps have ever had,” McCullum asserted.

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It was under Hesson’s coaching that McCullum was controversially named as skipper of the national team way back in 2012.

Interestingly, McCullum replaced Ross Taylor during the early years of Hesson. The move paid rich dividends to the New Zealand side. They ended up going through to the ICC World Cup final in 2015, for the very first time in their history.

“You’d imagine he’ll have a few offers to sift through,” McCullum said.

Mike Hesson’s absence will leave a huge void:

Meanwhile, Hesson’s absence will surely leave a huge void to cover for the next coach, following his resignation.

Whoever is coming in has to make sure that he carries forward the good work Hesson has done in the last few years.


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New Zealand’s next international assignment is in October against Pakistan. The series will be played in the adopted home of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Hence, their next fixture is quite a long time away. CEO of New Zealand Cricket David White said there is no rush to name the new coach.

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