New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is undoubtedly one of the most adored and popular cricketers in the world. The batting superstar is popular among the fans not only because of his exceptional exploits with the bat on the field but also because of his character and personality.
And Kane Williamson has given his millions of fans another reason to love him by coming up with a heartwarming gesture for West Indies pacer Kemar Roach after the death of latter’s father, Andrew Smith. Roach is currently in New Zealand with the West Indies side.
Kane Williamson’s gesture for Kemar Roach:
Before the start of the ongoing first Test between New Zealand and West Indies, Kane Williamson met Kemar Roach and embraced him for the recent tragedy. The image of the New Zealand captain’s gesture for Roach has gone viral on social media. The pacer was preparing for the first Test when he received the news of his father’s death.
The New Zealand and West Indies cricketers also wore black armbands in honour of Roach’s father.
“On behalf of CWI and the West Indies cricket team, I offer condolences to Kemar and his family back home,” Team Manager Rawl Lewis said in a statement.
“Losing a loved one is never easy, and we want to offer our full support to Kemar during this very difficult time. We got the news as we prepared for the Test match here, and the players and team support staff all got together and offered tremendous support,” he added.
Later in the match, Roach paid another tribute to his father after dismissing New Zealand opener Tom Latham for 86. He dropped to his knees after castling Latham, taking a moment to remember his late father.