The veteran batter and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has picked Virat Kohli as his favourite cricketer among the active players. Kane picked his favourite cricketer during a conversation on Star Sports. Apart from this, one of the modern-day greats, Kane Williamson also spoke about his idol in cricket.
Williamson named Sachin Tendulkar as his cricketing idol whom he always looked up to while he was growing up as a young cricketer. Meanwhile, just after Kane Williamson picked Virat Kohli as his favourite cricketer, the fans also came up with a lot of praising and heartfelt reactions for the New Zealand veteran.
Talking about the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli is currently the third leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 543 runs in 8 innings of the 8 matches, he played so far for India in the tournament, having an outstanding average of 108.30, including 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries.
Virat Kohli on the way to creating history in the ODI World Cup 2023
Kohli also equalled former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 49 ODI centuries, with his 49th ODI century, which he scored against South Africa in India’s most recent league match of their ODI World Cup 2023 campaign. Now, he is just a century behind Sachin Tendulkar from breaking his record and becoming the batter with the most ODI centuries in the history of ODI cricket.
Now, Kohli will be in action for Team India in the last league match of their World Cup campaign. India will play this match against the Netherlands at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, November 12, where Kohli has a chance to surpass Sachin’s record for most ODI centuries.
Coming back to the bond of Kohli and Williamson, both the veterans had also played in the same edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, 15 years back in the year 2008 for India U-19 and New Zealand U-19, respectively.
Here’s how fans reacted to Kane Williamson’s ‘favourite cricketer’ statement for Virat Kohli:
Kehte hai hai heere ki parakh Johari jaanta hai.— Mr.CONSISTENT(KK) (@Mraaz7322) November 9, 2023
Kane Williamson is a gentleman ❤️— Aansh 🇮🇳 (@IAMAANSH) November 9, 2023
Greatness recognised greatness 🤝— Vinay Kushwaha (@VinayKu41913062) November 9, 2023
Two GOATs 🐐 💙 pic.twitter.com/5dLedoSCLu— CricWiz (@CricWizTalks) November 9, 2023
Well, Williamson has impeccable taste, but I bet Kohli enjoys being everyone's favorite cricketer too.— Stewie (@StewzieGriffin) November 9, 2023
Kohli is everyone's favorite— Abdullah majid 🇵🇰 (@abdullah_hmajid) November 9, 2023
Great minds recognize greatness!— Gaurav Sharma (@Mktgwithgaurav) November 9, 2023
It's all about mutual respect and admiration on and off the field 🏏
Two Goat in single frame— Web Wizard (@speckydude_js) November 9, 2023
Best friends hai dono 💪👏— PABLO (@Rmfc_Pablo) November 9, 2023
Virat is everyone's favorite star🇮🇳👏— A Class Cricket (@aclasscricket92) November 9, 2023