Kohli gives a heartwhelming statement about Williamson
Three thrilling finishes, two super overs, the T20I series between New Zealand and India had it all. The nightmare series comes to an end for New Zealand with a 5-0 whitewash. They failed to chase down a fighting total of 163 courtesy of sparkling bowling from the visitors. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul powered India to 163 after winning the toss and opting to bat first.
India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma returned to the side after he was rested in the fourth T20I while the skipper Virat Kohli was given rest this time in the final T20I. On the other hand, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was rested as well after he failed to play the last T20I due to an injury.
The captains from both sides were on the bench as the water boy of their respective teams and it gave them a glorious opportunity to chat with each other throughout the whole game. Pictures emerged of Williamson and Kohli sitting and chatting each other almost the whole teams and in the end, it became an iconic moment.
After the end of the game, the Indian captain gave a statement about the conversation with Williamson and insisted that he is the right man to lead New Zealand in the upcoming years as well despite the 5-0 thrashing.
“We get along well, we’ve known each other for a while. It’s amazing to know that in different parts of the world you’re thinking the same things, you’re talking the same language and you’re headed in the right direction.”
“Although the scoreline looks very different for NZ, I truly believe NZ cricket is in the best hands with Kane and he is the right guy to lead this team and lay out that vision for them, which he has in the past as well,” he said.
Kohli also added that results can not determine the leadership and wished Williamson and his players for their upcoming future.
“Results can’t always determine your leadership, but he is the right man and I truly believe that, because I spoke to him today and the way he thinks about life and the game – he’s just the perfect, perfect man to lead the side.”
“I wish them all the luck and all the power to come back stronger. They’re a side everyone loves to watch and play against as well. We just had a very nice conversation and [it’s] something that I’ll remember,” he concluded.