New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson has already managed to grab the T20I series trophy against India during a promotional photoshoot involving his counterpart, Hardik Pandya. The Kiwi captain showed great instinctive reflexes to save the trophy amidst strong winds and made a witty remark which left everyone in splits.
Following exits in the semi-final stage of the World T20 Down Under, New Zealand and India will be locking horns with each other in a three-match T20I series in the former’s backyard with the first encounter scheduled for Friday in Wellington. While the Kiwis have opted for a full-strength squad bar Trent Boult, the Men in Blue will be fielding a second-string lineup featuring Hardik Pandya as the skipper.
The all-rounder from Baroda was recently involved in promotional activities for the series alongside his counterpart Kane Williamson and during a photo shoot, the Kiwi skipper became the protagonist of a hilarious incident further endearing the fans with his personality.
The video showcases both the skippers standing in Wellington harbor facing strong winds with the trophy for the series kept in front of them on a pedestal. As Hardik and Williamson were preparing for the shoot to start, a furious gust blew away the temporary stand and the trophy along with it as it seemed doomed for the floor.
However, Williamson’s quick reflexes see him catch hold of the trophy right under Pandya’s nose before the Indian skipper has even realized what just occurred. To cap off his impressive instincts, Williamson quickly blurted out, “I’ll have that!” well and truly signifying the Black Caps’ intention for the encounters. The remark was enough to send everyone present there into splits, including Pandya and made for great viewing for the fans.
Here is the video of the incident:
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