Ahead of the first of the three-match T20I series in New Zealand, something hilarious happened during a photo shoot on Wednesday in Wellington. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson was standing alongside India skipper Hardik Pandya with the trophy in between them.
Pandya was tucking his shirt when a strong gust of wind almost blew away the podium, but he and Williamson saved it; however, Williamson showed a glimpse of his sharp reflex as he quickly caught the cup, which was on the podium, from falling. As both ended up laughing after the incident, Williamson said, “I’ll have that!”. He took the cup, and mockingly walked away.
Watch the video below:
After the T20 World Cup 2022, Men in Blue are touring New Zealand for white-ball series that’ll have three T20Is and as many ODIs. The first T20I will start on Friday, November 18 and the tour will end on November 30.
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SRH released Kane Williamson ahead of the IPL 2023 auction
As November 15 was the last date to give the list of players who are retained and released, Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad released their star batter, Kane Williamson, on Tuesday ahead of the mini-auction (December 23 in Kochi) for IPL 2023. He captained SRH in 2022 but the Orange Army had a terrible season; they finished eighth in the 10-team tournament.
On Wednesday, ESPNCricinfo asked him about his T20 future and Williamson said: “No, not really. There are a lot of competitions around the world, and the IPL is certainly an amazing completion to be a part of. You see players play for different teams all the time. There are a lot of options, a lot of cricket, so for me, I love playing all formats.”
“That’s the way it goes, I had a really enjoyable time at SRH, I have a lot of fond memories,” he said. “It wasn’t a surprise when it [retention list] was officially released,” he said.
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