|31 Years (08 Aug, 1990)|
|2010 - 2021|
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A thorough gentleman, a classy batsman plus a leader par excellence. Kane Williamson is perhaps the greatest thing to happen to New Zealand sport after the Rugby All Blacks. The arrival of Williamson in New Zealand has catapulted them to a level that would have been considered impossible in the previous two decades. Armed with a smile and ensuring New Zealand are the best team in the world both on it and off it, Williamson has ensured New Zealand is the ideal role model ...Read More
A thorough gentleman, a classy batsman plus a leader par excellence. Kane Williamson is perhaps the greatest thing to happen to New Zealand sport after the Rugby All Blacks. The arrival of Williamson in New Zealand has catapulted them to a level that would have been considered impossible in the previous two decades. Armed with a smile and ensuring New Zealand are the best team in the world both on it and off it, Williamson has ensured New Zealand is the ideal role model team in the world of cricket.
As a batsman, Williamson is simply one of the greatest in the business. The signs were already present in 2010 when he made a century on debut against an Indian attack of Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh in Ahmedabad. Virat Kohli may be a limited-overs great. Steve Smith is a great Test batsman. But, Williamson’s consistency across formats and in all conditions is staggering. At home or away, New Zealand has benefited greatly from Williamson. If Brendon McCullum was the hammer that decimated opponents with brute force, Williamson was the Samurai sword that cut down opponents with grace. At one point, Williamson matched Kohli and had an average of 50 in all formats.
As captain, he has one thing that Virat Kohli does not have and that is an ICC event trophy. Williamson got the better of Kohli in the ICC World Test Championship when New Zealand beat India in the final in Southampton in 2021. Ever since 2013, New Zealand has been boosted by the brilliance of Williamson at No.3. In subsequent years, Kane Williamson is all set to become the ultimate great of New Zealand and world cricket.
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The year 2018 proved to be a golden year for Kane Williamson when it came to the IPL. He smashed 735 runs, which included eight fifties at an average of 52. It was his brilliance that ensured Sunrisers Hyderabad reached the final. Overall in the IPL, Kane Williamson has close to 2000 runs at an average of close to 40. His highest score is 89 and in IPL 2022, he was one of the three players to be retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. With all the problems in 2021 and the team finishing last, Kane Williamson will be hoping that he can change the fortunes of the team.
Kane Williamson has been bothered by a left elbow injury. He captained New Zealand to the ICC World T20 final but they lost to Australia. Since then, he missed the Mumbai Test against India as well as the series against Bangladesh due to the injury.
A random search on Youtube on Kane Williamson and his catches is available on Youtube. Williamson has taken some magnificent catches in his career. His catch off Shivnarine Chanderpaul in Hamilton in 2013/14 was spectacular. The catches he took off Stuart Broad and Angelo Mathews in 2017 were simply sublime.
Kane Williamson is second behind Ross Taylor when it comes to the number of centuries and runs in ODIs and T20Is. Williamson is the rock of the New Zealand cricket team. Apart from South Africa, Williamson has scored a century in every country. During the 2019 ICC World Cup, Williamson was hailed both as a player and a leader. The Kiwi captain’s poise in the aftermath of the heartbreak in Lord’s would have made any other leader despondent. But, Williamson’s smile and acceptance was simply brilliant.
Williamson managed to score over 500 runs, with a crucial fifty against India in the semi-final knocking Virat Kohli’s team out.
They may be rivals on the field, but the mutual respect and friendship that Kohli and Williamson share is brilliant. Right from the U-19 days in 2008, Kohli has often spoken about how highly he regards Kane Williamson while the latter has also reciprocated his feelings. Both take great joy in each other’s wins. Kohli is one of the greatest players in this era, but Williamson is right up there.
Perhaps the only one who can match Kohli on consistency. Kane Williamson has changed the way how New Zealand cricket has staged a resurgence. He also has one thing that Virat Kohli doesn’t and that is an ICC trophy. It is the calm and poise of Williamson that helped New Zealand win the ICC World Test Championship. Williamson is the only one who gives Kohli a run for his money when it comes to consistency in ODIs and Tests. But, in T20Is, Kohli simply surges ahead.
An Australia-New Zealand rivalry has always been one of the great sporting moments in the world. When Steve Smith and Kane Williamson clash, there is class on show. Steve Smith has the edge over Williamson in Tests. But, Williamson scores over Smith in ODIs and T20Is. In Tests, Smith has more centuries and his average is near 60. Williamson, on the other hand, is in the low 50s. Whatever may be the situation, Williamson and Smith are classy on the field.
In this rivalry, it is Williamson who has dominated with both captaincy and the bat. The consistency that Williamson has shown is much better than Root in all formats. Across all formats, Williamson has held the edge over Root even in captaincy. While Root’s inability to convert fifties into hundreds hurt him, Williamson has managed to convert his starts into big scores. But, when it comes to the subcontinent, Root has a better record than Williamson.
If one looks at Kane Williamson’s cricket salary alone, it is worth Rs 6 crore. From his central contract in New Zealand, he earns Rs 3.19 crore. When it comes to Sunrisers Hyderabad, his contract gives him Rs 3 crore annually.
Apart from the cricket salary, Kane Williamson has a net worth of Rs 66 crore. Here is the list of brands that Williamson endorses or is a brand ambassador
Kane Williamson is 31 years of age. He was born on August 8, 1990.
Kane Williamson’s height is five foot eight inches or 1.73 meters. His weight is 65 kgs
Kane Williamson married Sarah Raheem, a nurse who hails from Bristol in England a couple of years ago. She had moved to New Zealand. When Williamson was undergoing treatment in England, it was love at first sight between him and Sarah. They have been together for five years. Williamson never made their relationship public until they gave birth to a daughter in December 2020.
The name of Kane Williamson’s child has not yet been revealed. Williamson always keeps a low profile on his life and thus, not many details are known.
Kane Williamson comes from a sporting background in Tauranga. The lane where he stays also has the residence of the Bracewells, one of the iconic names in New Zealand sport. Doug Bracewell and Kane Williamson grew up in the same lane. Unknown to many, Kane Williamson has a twin brother called Logan. Kane is a minute younger than Logan. Kane also has three elder sisters. Their names are Anna, Sophie and Kylie. Kane’s parents are father Brett and mother Sandra.Collapse