The Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson is celebrating his 30th birthday on Saturday and he received numerous wished on all parts of the world since this morning. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who played with Williamson at Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), wished the Kiwi batsman in his own unique style.
Yuvraj showered praises on Williamson and even said that there is a “lot to learn from the young legend”. The southpaw tweeted: “Happy birthday to the smooth operator of International cricket #KaneWilliamson! Calm, composed, determined and on top of the game at all times! So much to learn from this young legend. Have a wonderful day buddy”.
Happy birthday to the smooth operator of International cricket #KaneWilliamson! Calm, composed, determined and on top of the game at all times! So much to learn from this young legend. Have a wonderful day buddy 🎂 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/aGk7d0Li1Y
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 8, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team which Williamson captained in the last two seasons, also wished the New Zealand stalwart with a special video tribute.
🗣️ Friends, colleagues, teammates…
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 8, 2020
Surprisingly there haven’t been any wishes from Williamson’s New Zealand countrymen on the skipper’s birthday. That is because Williamson has been known for going extravagant on social media on his birthday, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham revealed.
When one of the Twitter users asked Jimmy Neesham that why he hasn’t posted anything, the all-rounder replied, “If you know Kane well, you know the best gift you can give him is NOT putting up an Instagram wishing him a happy birthday.”
If you know Kane well, you know the best gift you can give him is NOT putting up an Instagram wishing him a happy birthday. https://t.co/X7vjkYgE2z
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) August 8, 2020
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 8, 2020
On his 30th birthday, watch what makes Kane Williamson so special 📽️ pic.twitter.com/I3NNpVPtqn
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) August 8, 2020
Happy birthday, Kane Williamson – smooth with the bat, smooth with the bat guitar 🎸 😍 pic.twitter.com/cx1b7tTodt
— ICC (@ICC) August 8, 2020
Kane Williamson has often touted as one of the best batsmen across the format in modern-day cricket along with his contemporaries Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, and Babar Azam.
Williamson led New Zealand to the World Cup final in 2019 where they suffered a heartbreaking loss against England at Lord’s but he was praised universally for the way his team fought in the tournament and how he conducted himself despite the controversial defeat against the hosts in the summit clash.
The Kiwi skipper as played as many as 80 Tests, 151 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for his team since making his debut in August 2010. He has so far amassed as many as 6476 runs in Tests, 6174 in ODIs, and 1665 in the shortest format for the Black Caps.