New Zealand the captain, Kane Williamson, tried for the first time in his career to lift the Test track. Kane Williamson glorified New Zealand by making the country the first World Test champion when they convincingly beat India by eight wickets. But the 30-year-old revealed that the tests are heavier than one could assume.
The leading test team has historically received the test festival as a significance to their performance. However, the ICC has decided to award it to the winners of the World Test Championship in Southampton. Kane Williamson plays in both innings by scoring 49 and 52 * respectively in the first and second innings to lead New Zealand to victory.
Kane Williamson stressed that it was a different feeling to hold it for the first time and said it was heavier than most people think. The right-handed batsman noticed that the foil did not feel like a real one until they got their hands on it.
‘I mean we’ve never been able to hold it before, so it was a different feeling. It’s heavier than you think. We did not know it was real until we got it! ” Williamson told the media after beating India.
There’s a real mix of newcomers and experienced players: Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson praised the team combination that New Zealand currently has and claims that it has a good mix of youth and experience. Williamson said Ross Taylor has been around for many years now and is still working hard, while BJ Watling did a lot for the team before retiring. He hopes the duo will remember winning the WTC final as the most memorable moment in their careers.
‘There’s a real mix in the side of newer players and experienced players. You have guys like Ross (Taylor) who are clearly our most experienced. He has been there for so many years and achieves it so after all the hard work of everyone, like your Ross Taylors and BJ Watlings. These guys gave so much to our game. It is quite satisfying that they can reflect on this as one of the greatest moments in their careers. ” he added.