Updated: June 7, 2020 2:08:32 pm
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson considers himself “fortunate” to have played the sport alongside Virat Kohli, and mentioned he has been intently following his Indian counterpart’s journey from a younger age.
Both Williamson and Kohli featured within the 2008 ICC U19 World Cup in Malaysia, which was lifted by India and since then went on to turn out to be modern-day greats of the sport.
“Yes, we are fortunate to play against each other. It has been great to meet at a young age and follow his (Kohli’s) progress as well as his journey,” Williamson mentioned on Star Sports present ‘Cricket Connected’.
Infact, it was Kohli’s India that beat Williamson’s New Zealand in a detailed semifinal of the 2008 U19 World Cup, which additionally featured gamers like Ravindra Jadeja, Trent Boult and Tim Southee.
Williamson, who led New Zealand to the 2019 ICC World Cup closing, mentioned he and Kohli have shared sincere opinions concerning the recreation over the previous couple of years.
“It’s been interesting, we’ve had to play against each other for a long period of time,” he mentioned.
“But actually, probably over the last few years we just shared our views on the game, some honest thoughts and found some common grounds despite, perhaps, playing the game little bit differently in terms of physically and may be our on-field characters I suppose,” added Williamson.
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