New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is one of the most humble cricketers on the field as well as off the ground. Batsmanship has hit the highest echelons in today’s era. To maintain the breakneck battle while on the park and having the utmost respect for each other, the rest of the times is one of the most admirable things. And Williamson is undeniably the flag-bearer of that quality. The best batsmen of today’s epoch have different ways of plucking runs for their team and works best for all of them.
There is Virat Kohli, who has one of the cleanest techniques, likes to put the opposition under the pump. On the other hand, Babar Azam has rapidly risen to become a struggling nation’s hopes through his picturesque strokeplay and steering them out of trouble. Kane Williamson, who himself is a calm player on the crease with good numbers in all three formats, is an admirer of Kohli and Azam.
During an interaction with Cricbuzz, Williamson mentioned one of the things he would like to borrow from the top-notch batters of this era. At first, the 29-year old said jokingly he would like to imbibe into himself everything that Virat Kohli does. In specific, Williamson loves the way the Indian captain strikes the ball with the bat and would like to have that.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam, who received tons of praises already from the Kiwi skipper for his back-foot and cover drives, wants to borrow one more thing. Williamson likes the limited-overs skipper’s will power to score the runs every time he steps on the field.
Kane Williamson would love to pick the gaps like Steve Smith does:
Kane Williamson and David Warner (Credits: Twitter)Before naming the skill, he wanted to imbibe, Williamson hailed Steve Smith for the way he batted in England during the Ashes. The 2019 Ashes series was the comeback one for the 31-year old batsman and scored 774 runs in four Tests at 110. As far as borrowing an ability goes, the Tauranga-born said: “We all want to hit the ball like Virat and find the gaps like Steve Smith.”
Lastly, Kane Williamson talked about his teammate in Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner. The 29-year old would like to borrow Warner’s back-foot punch that he plays exceptionally well. Aside from Babar Azam, other four players would have been engaged in the Indian Premier League in some intriguing battles.