Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. Credit: BCCI

One of New Zealand’s greatest-ever captains, Kane Williamson, had been awaiting his chance in IPL 2020 for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) ever since the inception of the tournament on September 19. SRH didn’t use him in the first two games and consequently, their batting lineup was exposed as the 2016 IPL champions lost both their opening games of IPL 2020.

Kane Williamson’s wait came to an end when Williamson was handed his first cap of IPL 2020 was presented to him on Matchday 11 ahead of the game against Delhi Capitals. Winning the toss, Delhi Capitals invited SRH to bat first and Williamson proved every inch of his might when he came out to bat for the Men in Orange at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson [Photo-PTI]
However, in an unfortunate turn of events, by the end of the SRH innings, Kane Williamson got out to Kagiso Rabada in the final over of the game.

Watch: Kane Williamson Tries The Helicopter Shot, Gets Dismissed Unfortunately

What made headlines was the shot to which he got out. Kane hit a helicopter shot, the helicopter that is, in many ways, a symbolic shot of MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper. MS Dhoni introduced the helicopter shot to the world and after him, a lot of players have included the helicopter shot in their game too.

Kane Williamson, MS Dhoni
Kane Williamson and MS Dhoni. BCCI/IPL

However, when Williamson tried it on the fourth ball of the 20th over, he was unfortunately caught by Axar Patel on the boundary ropes off Kagiso Rabada. Kane Williamson played a good cameo for SRH and smashed 41 runs off just 26 balls and SunRisers Hyderabad finished on a fighting total of 162-4 in their 20 overs.

Delhi Capitals had a poor start to their chase as their half-centurion in the last match, Prithvi Shaw departed early in the second innings, edging the ball to Jonny Bairstow off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over itself.

Watch Williamson’s dismissal here: