Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper hailed former skipper and Kiwi legend Brendon McCullum and said he played a huge role to play in New Zealand cricket . Williamson said, “McCullum has had a huge role to play on the New Zealand cricket over the years, and is definitely one of the greats to have played the game. It was an absolute privilege for me to have played so many years of international cricket with him. What was extremely crucial was the team culture McCullum as a skipper built alongside our coach Mike Hesson and other support staff in the last few years.”
Kane Williamson is currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016 while McCullum represents Gujarat Lions in the same league. While talking about New Zealand’s journey in ICC World T20 2016, Williamson mentioned that it has been a ‘privilege’ to play alongside him.
He also talked about taking over captaincy from McCullum and his experience during WT20. “We had a great time at the World T20 and most importantly we arrived here with an aim to play some very good cricket and I am happy with the way the team played. The result didn’t come our way in the semifinals.”