Kane Williamson,the New Zealand captain celebrated his 29th birthday on Friday in a different style on field.
On Friday , New Zealand captain Kane Williamson gave a heartwarming gesture to Sri Lankan fans .The right-handed batsman, who turned 29 on Friday, was on the field during NZ’s warm-up game against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. During a break between two overs, he was seen running towards a section of Sri Lanka fans who had brought a huge cake to celebrate the occasion. The fan cut a piece of the cake and gave it to Williamson as he approached them.
The New Zealand skipper had a piece and then reciprocated the gesture, cutting a piece and feeding it to the fan. The crowd admired Williamson for his brilliant gesture as ground staff and security surrounded the area.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka, which marks the start of ICC World Test Championship for the Kiwis.
Kane Williamson will lead the team and the test squad comprises of four frontline spinners. Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel and off-spinner Will Somerville have been called back into the team to bolster the spin bowling attack.
Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, and Colin de Grandhomme have been named in the squad as fast-bowling options. BJ Watling will act as the regular wicket-keeper, but in case, he gets injured, the management has named Tom Blundell as the wicket-keeping cover. New Zealand recently finished as the runners-up in the recently concluded ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. They lost to England on the basis of boundary count back rule as both 50-over action and super over ended up in a tie.