New Zealand beat India eight times in the final of the World Test Championship in Southampton recently and Williamson embraced Collie after the historic victory.
Collie and Williamson first met during the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where India beat New Zealand by three wickets in the semifinals. In the end, India lifted the trophy, beating South Africa by 12 tracks.
“Virat and I have known each other for a long time and we are partners. It’s always a big part of the sport, because you get the opportunity to meet people all over the world and make different friendships,” Williamson told India Today on Monday.
“Different experiences that you have either together or against each other. And you often find a few things in common and share a few common interests,” Williamson added.
Collie responded to Williamson’s gesture by saying that New Zealand had shown great consistency and heart to win the title.
“Big congratulations to Kane and the whole team. They showed great consistency and heart to score for a little over three days, sticking to their processes to put us under pressure. They deserved the win,” Collie had said after Nova’s victory. Zealand.