New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Sunday mentioned he idolised batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar as a teen. “A few of my favorite cricketers were Indians. Indian participant Sachin Tendulkar, I met him throughout my debut for New Zealand. We had been taking part in in opposition to every different, and I used to be taking a look at what he was once doing. That was once a little of distraction,” Williamson advised newshounds throughout a promotional match.
Williamson could also be the captain of table-toppers Hyderabad who’ve received 3 successive video games to begin their marketing campaign on a top.
“The primary time I met him was once in my debut recreation for New Zealand. I used to be gazing him at the box, questioning what he was once doing. It was once a in point of fact great revel in. He’s a legend of the sport,” mentioned Williamson who’s rated as some of the perfect batsmen of his instances at the side of Virat Kohli, Joe Root and Steve Smith.
In his debut Take a look at in Ahmedabad 8 years again, Williamson scored 131 within the first innings and didn’t get a possibility to bat in the second one because the fit resulted in a draw.
But even so Tendulkar, the MS-Dhoni led Indian staff had the likes of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman of their ranks.
“There have been such a lot of nice avid gamers within the staff. Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman…they’re such incredible other folks…open to speak to concerning the recreation of cricket.
“I used to be 19-20 and it was once nice alternative to get along the legends of the sport and pick out their brains,” Williamson, 27, added.
Williamson, who scored 50 to lend a hand SRH model their 3rd directly win in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders on the Eden Gardens on Saturday, was once flanked by means of India opener Shikhar Dhawan, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan and bowling trainer and previous Sri Lankan spin nice Muttiah Muralitharan.