For India the greatest takeaway from their dominant collection win over New Zealand was the kind and consistency of KL Rahul. The opener was adjudged man of the collection for his document-breaking efficiency. Speaking after the ultimate match, Rahul spoke about how he spent a lot of time with Kane Williamson after they performed for Sunrisers Hyderabad again in 2015-15. He additionally mentioned that his recreation is fairly related to the New Zealand captain and that, he cherished watching Williamson go about his enterprise. However, at the similar time, he additionally hoped that the Kiwi skipper did not have a telling say over the upcoming ODI collection or even in the IPL.
“I have spent a lot of time with Kane during 2014, 2015 when I was with Sunrisers and he was with Sunrisers. I spent a lot of time talking to him about batting. I thought we have similar styles of batting, I learnt a lot by watching him bat,” KL Rahul advised reporters after the match.
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“It’s a deal with to watch him bat. It’s a deal with to watch however hopefully, in the subsequent three ODIs we don’t need to be handled to Kane’s innings.
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“Hopefully, he can put it aside not even for IPL as a result of he’s in opposition to me. Any different collection is ok.”
Kane Williamson was compelled to miss New Zealand’s final two matches owing to a shoulder harm. There might be query marks over his captaincy after New Zealand suffered a 5-Zero whitewash in the collection which got here instantly after the aspect was trounced in the Test collection in opposition to Australia. However, he discovered assist from Virat Kohli who heaped reward on him.
“Kane is just a great guy. 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,” Virat Kohli mentioned after India’s historic collection win in New Zealand.
“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 perfect, perfect man to lead them. I wish him the best of luck and power to lead this side in the future. They are a side everyone loves to watch and play against,” Kohli mentioned.