Kane Williamson, who added a third Test double ton early in the day, has revealed that he and his partner — Sarah Raheem are expecting the birth of their first child this month. The New Zealand skipper revealed the same after the end of day two of the first Test against the West Indies.
New Zealand skipper but the cricketer has not been open about his relationship with Sarah Raheem. The fans know very little about his personal life. Sarah was in the stands when her husband was taking the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners and went on to register his highest score in the longest format of the game.
Kane Williamson very excited to start his fatherhood journey:
Williamson, while addressing the media, stated that he was very excited to be the father for the first time.
“It’s a very exciting time in anybody’s life and it certainly is in mine,” said Williamson as quoted by stuff.co.nz before jokingly asking: “Does a due date mean anything?” Williamson jokingly asked. “I don’t know.”
But before giving this happy piece of news, Kane Williamson gained a lot of praise for his 251 runs knock. He played a calm and composed knock when the other end was losing wickets. He tested the patience of West Indies bowlers as he batted until 412.5 overs to take New Zealand’s score to 519 runs.
“For me, it was about sticking to my plans for long periods of time and then hope that when you get the good balls you miss them. Even towards the end of my innings I was playing and missing still, so there was a little bit there but the surface was certainly getting a bit better,” Kane Williamson said about his knock.
Apart from him, Tom Lathan scored 86 runs while Kyle Jamieson played a firing cameo, scoring 51 runs off 64 balls, striking five fours and two sixes. Meanwhile, the day ended with the West Indies opener scoring 49 runs.