Kane Williamson recently opened up on his widely-shared image with Virat Kohli, which went viral after the conclusion of the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The New Zealand skipper remarked it as a great moment that defines the friendship of both Virat and Kane. Williamson further lavished praise on India for the way they accepted the WTC final while holding themselves up in a defeat.
“Yeah, I mean, that’s perhaps another thing – going into a final, there’s emotion, both teams are pushing and want to get across the line and you have a fantastic side like India but also the way they are playing their cricket. I’m sure that’s something the public can relate to, in India and around the world. Coming off second in this one and, you know, the way they hold themselves as the ambassadors of the game is I think, an equally special thing to the talents that they bring,” Kane Williamson told India Today.
Kane Williamson also revealed that after winning the game, he told his teammates to maintain their composure but they didn’t listen to his instructions and rather celebrated the occasion in a joyous manner.
“I was trying to tell the guys to just keep calm but they weren’t listening to me much. There was a lot of elation, I suppose, and there was a whole mix of feelings and emotions. You mentioned a number of our past experiences and there were a number of guys involved in all of those and there were some that weren’t and so I think everyone felt a little bit different,” he said.
New Zealand registered a historic win in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final by defeating India by eight wickets.