New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has found a new partner for his practice and it is his pet – Sandy. Williamson on Friday posted a slow-motion video of him where it can be seen that he has been giving his pet dog some slip catching practice while hitting the ball towards his labrador who makes no mistake in catching it in the slip.
“Sandy in the slips! Any other dogs out there joining Sandy? #caninecordon #daytwoisolation (sic.)” wrote Kane Williamson.
He had earlier praised his country’s doctors and medical professionals who were working day and night to save lives and also fight against coronavirus. The deadly virus continued to increase on a huge rate, claiming more than 21,000 lives across the globe.
“Events of the past few days have made it clear we’re living through a health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen. There will no doubt be times in the coming days when the scale of what we’re facing will seem overwhelming,” he wrote.
“We’re so grateful you have our backs. People talk about the pressure sportsmen and women are under to perform, but the truth is we get to do something we love every day for a living. We play games,” he further added.
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The coronavirus pandemic has taken more than 20,000 lives thus far and over 4 lakh cases have been reported positives around the world. Kane Williamson and the Blackcaps had toured to Australia for a series and also played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of an empty stand on March 13 after which the rest of the series was called off due to the global pandemic due to the novel coronavirus. Even New Zealand also imposed travel restrictions to fight the pandemic and the players were sent to isolation after their return to the country from Australia.
This virus left the world in tatters and put every event on hold – be it any sporting event or any international series. This even put a question mark on the future of the upcoming Indian Premier League as well.