New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has praised Indian captain Virat Kohli. He said that I consider myself fortunate to have got a chance to play cricket with Kohli. He said that he has been associated with the Indian captain’s cricket journey since his young days. He said this on a sports channel show. He further said, “It is really special that we have been playing together since we were young. The way Kohli’s cricket career progressed in these years is really amazing.”
Williamson said, “It’s interesting that we’ve been playing against each other for a long time.” But for the last few years, they have started sharing their views with each other about the game. “
Williamson and Kohli both played in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. At that time, India became the champion under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India defeated New Zealand by 3 wickets in the semi-finals of the tournament that year. The command of the Kiwi team was then in the hands of Williamson. Within a few years, both of them made their mark in international cricket and today they are the captain of their national team.
In January this year, Kohli recalled the 2008 Under-19 World Team, saying that Williamson was always different from his counterparts. I still remember the match against him in 2008. He always comes forward on important occasions and manages the team.
Virat has won 117 matches as captain in all three formats (Test, ODI, and T20). It has 33 Tests, 62 ODIs and 22 T20s, while Williamson, as captain, has won New Zealand in 78 matches. It has 18 Tests, 41 ODIs and 19 T20s.