Williamson called the victory over India paramount but stopped short of calling it New Zealand’s biggest achievement in cricket. He said in the post-match press conference, “I have been a part of New Zealand cricket for some time now. It’s a special feeling.
Southampton. beating India world test championship winning new zealand captain Kane Williamson Describing it as a “special feeling”, he credited his starless team which managed to put on a competitive performance throughout the match. The ‘gentle men’ of world cricket have shown that they are not always one to lag behind. Their wounds of losing the ODI World Cup finals 2015 and 2019 must have been healed by a strong team like India. Williamson called the victory over India paramount but stopped short of calling it New Zealand’s biggest achievement in cricket. He said in the post-match press conference, “I have been a part of New Zealand cricket for some time now. It’s a special feeling. For the first time we have won a world title.” He said, “In the last two years, our 22 players, support staff and the team that played this match played an important role. We don’t always have star players but we have been competitive as a unit.
Williamson said, “This is the highest peak. A strong team like India was in front. 2019 was also a big opportunity and the match was great too. On being called the ‘gentle men’ the team got, he said, “People can react to it or call us by saying, but for us as a unit nothing is more than playing good cricket. Along with this, behavior is also very important. There is no dearth of fans of New Zealand cricketers across the world including India and Williamson expressed hope that nothing will change even after this win. “It feels good that we are India’s second favorite team. Hope it stays on. It was a good match played with sportsmanship. Wins and losses keep going on in the match.” New Zealand had earlier won the ICC Knockout title in 2000 and this is their second international title. The captain said, “It is a proud moment in history for us. We kept on doing well as a team and the win turned it into a wonderful feeling.” Indian captain Virat Kohli has demanded that the future World Test Championship be decided through a three-Test series. To this Williams said that there will be arguments from both sides but it will be difficult for the ICC to work out a schedule.
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