New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson is pleased to see them being rated as India’s second favorite team. After defeating India in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) Final, Kane Williamson spoke to the media and was a proud man. This was just the second major international trophy after the nation had won the ICC Knock Out Cup way back in 2000.
The Blackcaps were up against a dominant Indian side led by Virat Kohli and they overcame the challenge quite well. India were bundled out twice in the match for a mediocre score as their batsmen had no answers to the terrific fast bowling from the likes of Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
Williamson called this win as a ‘special feeling’. He also mentioned the fact that 22 players played their part in the two-year WTC cycle and also credit them.
“I’ve been part of (New Zealand cricket) for a short while, it’s a very special feeling, the first time in our history we’ve come away with a world title. We’ve had 22 players over the last two years, and they’ve all played their part and the support staff and the guys who played this match, it’s a special achievement to be savoured,” he said.
‘It’s nice that maybe we’re India’s second favorite team’
The New Zealand cricket team has fans all around the world for their ‘nice guys’ tag and especially they’ve become India’s second favorite team. When asked about this, Kane said, “It’s nice that maybe we’re India’s second favourite team. I hope that still remains the case. It was a great game of cricket played in a fantastic spirit and very, very competitive and on a surface that was offering something throughout and every team had an opportunity to win, lose and draw on the last day.”