Two years after their heart at the Lord’s World Cup final, New Zealand returned to England and came out triumphant, ending their long wait for ICC silverware. In the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand registered a victory with eight weekends over India to be crowned champions of the first two-year cycle.
Williamson was at the end of the non-striker when Ross Taylor hit the winning limit on the reserve day. The sun smiled at Williamson as he smiled, stretching from ear to ear. The locker room also roared with joy as New Zealand’s “good boys” and “outsiders” chased the 139 goals set to win the test.
The morning after New Zealand’s historic victory at the Hampshire Bowl, Williamson celebrated the occasion in a “slightly unique” way. He revealed that he was driving to Somerset in a rental car to be with his family. He also had to perform “father’s duties,” including changing his six-month-old daughter’s diapers.
“It was part of the plan. My family was in Somerset. The next day I went to meet them. I had to do a few photo shoots before that and a few interviews. Then I got in the car and went to Somerset and started changing diapers. It’s a bit of a unique way to celebrate, “Williamson told Cricbuzz.
“Honestly, I wasn’t excited when I got in my rental car and it was manual. After not driving a manual car for so many years, I thought I just had to make sure I was focused here and try not to “Anyway, the trip was a success in the end. Instead of enjoying the countryside, I was quite involved with my GPS and made sure I changed gears without any problems,” he said.
Williamson’s focus may have changed rapidly, but he is aware of the “noise” in his country. He described the victory as “special”, but said nothing surpassed the feeling of spending time with family.
“We had a really nice night and the rest of the team flew back to quarantine for two weeks. This is the kind of world we live in. I know it sounds funny, after such a long time, there’s no better place than you. to be soon than with the family. “
“I was fully committed to my father’s duties. So the focus changed quite quickly. But there were a number of conversations with the other boys and real noise in the country about cricket and this particular tournament, which you can call it, over two years.
“And yes, a real thrill for such a long period of time, so much work to try to create an opportunity to participate in the final. And to have such a competitive and contested match and to go to the right side in a world event is quite special.” said Williamson.