Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum shared that both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have led their respective teams quite well during the World Test Championship (WTC), and that is the reason why India and New Zealand have made it to the final.
While speaking to Sports Today, Brendon McCullum said: “Both Virat and Kane have led their sides brilliantly. Their own forms have been superb. To be able to qualify for the WTC final is a massive achievement.”
“To reach the final of WTC, the results they needed for a long period. You have to force the situations in Test cricket to garner success in the longest format of the game. Both captains have pushed their teams to excel, and I believe they rightfully deserve the opportunity to play in the final,” McCullum further added.
Notably, India and New Zealand will take on each other in the inaugural WTC final, which is slated to take place from June 18 to 22 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as well.
While talking about the contrasting style of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson’s captaincy, Brendon McCullum said: “They are inspirational leaders but lead their teams indifferently. One (Kohli) is out and out aggressive, while the other (Williamson) is a dominant leader but is not as expressive as his counterpart. They are true ambassadors of the game and are the must-watch talents of the present time.”
“Apart from being great leaders, they are two giants of the International game at his point of time. One of the amazing qualities they both have is to get the best out of those around them. It has helped them to achieve some special things for their countries,” again shared Brendon McCullum.
However, he didn’t reveal which team he wants to see as the winner in the WTC final. He said: “One of them will lift the trophy, or there is a possibility that both of them can share it because the rules have changed.”