The last two years have been simply phenomenal for New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. Williamson has matured immensely as a batsman and his understanding of the game has developed greatly. The talented right hander has been among the premier reasons for New Zealand’s spectacular turn-around in International cricket.
The 24-year old commenced his England tour in grand fashion and scored a fine 132 at the Lord’s. However, the batsman wasn’t too satisfied with the knock and wanted to excel further.
Kane Williamson was furious at himself and said, “I was a bit brassed off to be honest,” he said. “It’s so unqiue how you walk through so many different people – it’s very different to anywhere else. Coming off I was pretty frustrated to get out at that time after such a tough period where England bowled extremely well under cloud cover.”
“Overnight, knowing you are really close to three figures and the much spoken-about honours board, it plays your mind a little but to be honest was just trying to put that to the back and get on with the job at hand. It was nice to cross the line, with all the history here at Lord’s and there a lot of great names on the honours board,” said Williamson.
The elegant right hander also spoke about the adaption to the English conditions after playing in the IPL. “Towards the end of the IPL when I wasn’t looking like playing my focus was very much to prepare for Test cricket as it was so soon,” he said “I was able to prepare although it would have been nice to have the odd warm-up game, but I could draw on experience I’ve had here before. The most important thing is actually the mental transition and not letting little things disturb you.” concluded Williamson.