Beyond Boundaries: Kohli backs Williamson, says ‘New Zealand cricket in best hands’
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: February 2, 2020 10:47:49 pm


india vs new zealand, virat kohli, kane williamson, kohli williamson, cricket news, sports news Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson watch the fifth T20I between India and New Zealand from the sidelines. (AP Photo)

Before the beginning of India’s T20I sequence in opposition to New Zealand, India captain Virat Kohli had dominated out the prospect of it as an opportunity to actual revenge for the World Cup semi-final defeat final 12 months.

“Honestly, even if you want to think of revenge, these guys are so nice, you can’t get into that zone,” Kohli had stated earlier than elaborating, “They are probably the side that has set the right example for teams to play at the international level and how they should carry themselves.”

What Kohli was primarily speaking about was the camaraderie and mutual respect which India and New Zealand groups share for one another, extending past the boundary ropes.

In the fifth and last T20I at Bay Oval on Sunday, neither Virat Kohli nor Kane Williamson was enjoying. While Kohli was rested Williamson missed the sport attributable to a shoulder damage.

However, each the superstars gave the followers a glimpse of themselves on the sphere and gained the hearts of virtually each cricket fan by sitting collectively exterior the boundary and chatting to one another.

Reflecting on his dialog with the Kiwi skipper, Kohli in the post-match presentation stated: “Kane and I have similar mindsets, similar philosophies. It is amazing that despite being from different parts of the world, we have similar thinking and we speak the same language.”

“Despite what the scoreline suggests, I feel that New Zealand cricket is in the best hands and he is the right guy to lead this team.”

“He is the proper, excellent man to steer them. I want him the best of luck and energy to steer this aspect in the long run. They are a aspect everybody loves to look at and play in opposition to.

Meanwhile, using on Rohit’s Sharma 60 off 41, and Jasprit Bumrah’s scientific 3/12 in 4 overs, the Men In Blue secured a seven-run victory over New Zealand in the ultimate encounter of the sequence.

Overwhelmed with the staff spirit, Kohli stated: “I think the conversation we had was to always look to find ways to win. When it comes out, it feels nice.”

“You don’t want to see what happened to Rohit, but there were all these young guys playing well and handling the pressure. That gives me a lot of pleasure watching from the outside and they will take this momentum going forward for many years,” the Indian skipper added.

He additionally talked about that the staff requires greater than 100 p.c from all the squad because it helps you discover new methods to win, no matter the state of affairs.

“Basically it is all about laying the vision in front of the boys, the way you think, prepare. The guys are taking notice of it and they realize that the team needs 120% from them every time. Because only then you will find ways to win,” Kohli stated.

“That has been a massive change for us in the last two-three years,” he added.

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