New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson turns 30 today(08/08/2020). The captain earned respect after the epic final battle between England and New Zealand during the ICC World Cup.
A true gentleman of the sport, Williamson is still hailed for his graceful acceptance of New Zealand’s heart-breaking defeat against England via boundary count in the final of last year’s 50-overs World Cup.
Williamson has 34 international centuries for New Zealand, a Test batting average of 50.99, and an ODI batting average of 47.48. He also led Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.
ICC’s Special Video on Williamson’s Special Day:
On Williamson’s birthday, ICC took to Twitter and shared a video of him showing off his skills with the strings while playing a ‘bat guitar’ – a guitar custom made which looks like a bat for him.
“Happy birthday, Kane Williamson – smooth with the bat, smooth with the bat guitar,” ICC wrote on Twitter.
Happy birthday, Kane Williamson – smooth with the bat, smooth with the bat guitar 🎸 😍 pic.twitter.com/cx1b7tTodt
— ICC (@ICC) August 8, 2020
Wishes From His IPL Franchise:
The team’s Twitter handle shared a video to wish him on birthday day with the caption, “Always smiling Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyes Loved by every cricket fan Orange heart Happy birthday to an extraordinary cricketer and human being, Kane Williamson!”
Always smiling 😄
Loved by every cricket fan 🧡
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 7, 2020
Kane Williamson’s Record in Cricket:
In June 2015, Williamson became the fifth-fastest batsmen and fastest New Zealander to score 3,000 runs, getting them in just 78 innings.
In December 2015 Williamson broke the record for the most Test runs scored in a calendar year by a New Zealander, with 1172 runs and he also ended 2015 with 2692 runs which are the highest score across all forms of international cricket for the year and third-highest totals in a single year.
Williamson managed to score a century against all the other Test-playing nations and became the thirteenth batsman the youngest player to achieve this feat.
Kane Williamson Batting stats:
Kane Williamson Bowling stats: