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Fortunate to have played against each other: Kane Williamson on friendship with Virat Kohli

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Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand, spoke about the relationship that he shared with Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected.
Williamson spoke about how the friendship between the two of them have developed since their Under 19 days. He said, “We are fortunate to play against each other. It has been great to meet at a young age and follow his progress as well as his journey.”

When he was asked that at what point did he feel that the friendship between the two of them really blossomed, the Blackcaps skipper said, “It’s been interesting, we’ve had to play against each other for a long period of time. But actually, probably over the last few years, we just shared our views on the game, some honest thoughts and found some common grounds and despite perhaps playing the game little bit differently in terms of physically and may be our on-field characters I suppose.”

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The two captains are scheduled to meet soon, either in the Indian Premier League with their respective franchises or at the T20 World Cup, depending on the decision from the ICC Board to be taken on the 10th of June.

Earlier this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, the Indian team was on tour to New Zealand where they won the T20I series 5-0, but failed to register a victory in either the One Day Internationals or the Test matches. During the series, one of the sights that stayed with fans was Kohli and Williamson chatting on their own at the boundary line.

Here is the video of what Williamson said:

 

As stated in the above Tweet, the entire program will be streamed on Star Sports and Disney Hotstar, tonight at 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock.