Kane Williamson Ready To Quit Captaincy If It Is Good For The Team

Published - 24 Jan 2020, 12:35 PM | Updated - 24 Jan 2020, 12:36 PM

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Michael Vaughan, MS Dhoni, Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Credit: Twitter

New Zealand national cricket team ran through a massive blip in their recent tour of Australia where they were humiliated by the hosts in all aspects of the game. The Kiwis were whitewashed by the Aussies in the three-match Test series and it was a kind of drubbing that gave the losing team sleepless nights.

However, New Zealand would wipe out the negative memories from the mind in the hope of providing a fresh start against India at home for a full-fledged series comprising five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches.

New Zealand players pose with the trophy. Credit: Getty Images

The tour kicks off with T20I series with the first one scheduled to be played today at Eden Park in Auckland. Ahead of the first game, there were lots of questions on Kane Williamson’s captaincy future since the end of the tasteless tour to Australia. Kane Williamson answered all the questions patiently.

Ready to step down as captain if it is good for the team

Kane Williamson said that he is keen to lead the team from the front across formats but wouldn’t hesitate to quit captaincy if the selectors feel there is a better option available. “For me, it’s always been about what’s best for the team. If those discussions [about captaincy changes] are to eventuate and collectively there’s a thought that it would be best for the team, then my stance is whatever is right and fits the group,” he was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Credits: Twitter)

It should be noted that it was former skipper Brendon McCullum, whom Kane Williamson replaced four years ago. Williamson said he remains absolutely committed to helping the team reach the next level. Williamson added that he feels lucky to be leading such a passionate group of players that share the same passion of moving the team forward.

“I do feel fortunate to be leading such a great group of guys that share a similar passion, which is to keep moving this team forward. I’m not the only one that is trying to lead that – there are a number of other guys, senior players and some younger guys who obviously share the passion, and that’s encouraged in the group,” Kane Williamson told reporters at the pre-match press conference on January 24.

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