After pulling off one of the greatest heists on the cricket field against Pakistan, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is now a relieved man.
Williamson’s amazing knock of 139 in New Zealand’s second innings helped them achieve a thumping 123-run victory over the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side in Abu Dhabi. With this victory, the Black Caps won the series 2-1.
After the thrilling victory, the skipper of the New Zealand team termed this win as one of the greatest of his career and also said that they came as underdogs in the series which made this win even more special.
Williamson shared, “It was a fantastic series to be a part of and obviously to go one-all and then have a deciding match that goes five days with both teams with a chance of result proves it was a special win. Certainly from our perspective to have won the series against a side like Pakistan who is formidable in these conditions is quite special.”
He added, “It was fantastic. Beating Pakistan in their backyard is very tough. It feels pretty special, and this will be one that the guys remember for a long time. We know the game can be really grueling and flow very quickly but we came out and played very well today.”
The 28-year-old cricketer also shared that he is very proud of his team as they played to their best of potential, most of whom had never played in Asia.
“Without a doubt, I am proud of them. I said inexperience in terms of international exposure but they have a played domestic cricket and bowled a lot of overs. I do not think it was a perfect game from either side. I think Pakistan played close to a perfect game in Dubai but it was a tough fight. Each team tried to remain afloat and in the end, we pulled it off.”
The Black Caps now head home to start a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka next week.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar