Two contrasting captains, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are all set to face each other during the all-important ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final. India and New Zealand will lock horns in this much-awaited clash from June 18 to June 22 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.
Meanwhile, India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has also described India skipper Virat Kohli as ‘fire’ while termed Kiwi captain Kane Williamson as ‘ice’. He mentioned that one is really fierce and into your face on the field while the other remains cool and calm at all costs.
“As clichéd as it sounds, fire and ice is the best way to put it for both of them. This guy (Virat Kohli) breathes fire, that guy (Kane Williamson) is about cool as it comes,” Karthik said in a Twitter space organized by Star Sports.
Karthik on the special bond between Kohli and Williamson
Dinesh Karthik also shed light on Kohli and Williamson’s bonding off the field and how they share a mutual respect. The 36-year-old recalled the Twenty20 International (T20I) match between India and New Zealand that both were watching together at the boundary ropes.
Moreover, there have been many instances when Kohli had lauded the Blackcaps leader in the media and vice versa.
“You go on social media and see; he has got nice things to say about Kane Williamson. They have had a lot of good times. I think they spend a lot of good time together. If I am right, I remember a very clear vision of both of them sitting together or watching, both didn’t play one of those T20 games, they were sitting together.”
“They spend a lot of good time with each other, they have a lot of respect for each other, and most importantly they will play really hard. One will play easy; one with play with a smile and the other one will play it in your face, but they have a lot of love for each other off the field,” Karthik concluded.
Dinesh Karthik will also be seen in action in a new role as he’s a part of the commentary panel for the WTC Final.