A flood of happiness was sent under the New Zealand fans then their front batter Ross Taylor dangerous Indian pacer Mohammed Shami for a boundary center wicket during the World Cup (WTC) final.
New Zealand won the summit by eight wickets and added a coveted spot International Cricket Council (ICC) Trophy in their cabinet. Once the game was over, Black Caps captained Kane Williamson humbly embraced the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
The moment gained more supporters for the Kiwi leader when he showed empathy against the loss of India in that particular case.
In addition, Kohli and Williamson have a long history of friendship, dating back to the U-19 World Cup 2008.
Williamson talked about this and said that he has been friends with Kohli for a long time, and it is very special to have a bond with people who have common interests.
“It was a wonderful moment, you know, from toe to toe, and of course Virat and I have known each other for a long time and we are friends. And it’s always a big part of the sport, that over the years you get the opportunity to meet people all over the world, to form these different friendships through these different experiences that you have had together or against each other, and often ‘ a bit of a common ground and share some common interests, and that’s quite special, ” Williamson tells India Today in an interview.
The Tauranga-born further added that the way India behaved even after finishing second was the reason they were the ambassadors of the game.
‘I’m sure it’s something the public in India and around the world can relate to. To be second in this and, you know, the way they see themselves as the ambassadors of the game is, in my opinion, an equally special thing for the talents they bring, ‘ Williamson concluded.
Meanwhile, New Zealand has returned to their country and is treat the WTC foil with respect by giving nicknames to it.