Kane Williamson hails Former Skipper for Bringing Success to NZ
By CricShotsStaff - May 23, 2020 11:52 am
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With no cricket going on, all the cricketers have a lot of free time on their hands right now. Many cricketers have also been proactive on their social media in the past few weeks due to the lockdown. On Friday, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson joined hands with Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal for a Facebook Live session.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

During the conversation, Williamson hailed former cricketer Brendon McCullum for bringing success to New Zealand Cricket by his aggressive mindset. Kane Williamson revealed how McCullum’s perspective and how he treated a Test match like an ODI.

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During the interaction, Tamim asked Williamson whether the rumor suggesting McCullum sees a 50-over game as a 40-over game was true.

Kane Williamson

Williamson responded with, “In his own mind maybe. Sometimes he saw it as a T20 and Test cricket as an ODI game and then he would go out and score incredibly quickly. Brendon played his natural game and it brought a lot of success to us. Brendon was so gifted in his approach to the game. It really complimented the team in a big way.”

Williamson also admitted how he has learned a lot about leading the side from McCullum.

“Brendon led superbly well for such a long period of time. It was a great opportunity for me to learn from him. The challenges when Brendon left was two-fold, you are now playing without him as a player and as a leader. One of the challenges was that we wanted to continue to grow as a group,” said Williamson.

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“There is change always and to embrace it you need to be authentic in leadership. In the case of our team there are other leaders in our team who can help younger players when they come through,” he added.