New Zealand cricket team captain Kane Williamson turned 31 on Sunday. One of the Fab-4 batsmen of this generation, Williamson’s batting has improved a lot in the last few years.
Williamson reads the game well and has a wide variety of shots as well. Many people also call him the best batsman in New Zealand.
Let’s take a look at interesting things related to Williamson on his birthday.
Williamson has scored most Test centuries for New Zealand
Williamson has scored 7,230 runs in 85 Test matches at an average of 53.96. He is the second-highest Test run-scorer for his country after Ross Taylor (7,564).
Williamson, who has scored 24 centuries, has scored the most Test centuries for New Zealand. Apart from this, he has also scored 33 half-centuries for New Zealand, the third-highest. Williamson has also scored four double centuries.
Williamson’s achievements in ODIs
Williamson has scored 6,174 ODI runs for New Zealand at an average of 47.49. He is the fifth-highest run-scorer for his country in ODIs.He is the fourth-highest batsman to score 13 centuries for New Zealand. He is one of the six batsmen to have hit more than 500 (563) fours in ODIs.Williamson was the fourth-highest (578) run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Ken has a twin brother who was born a few minutes before him. Apart from this, he also has three elder sisters. He belongs to a family of players. While Williamson’s sister plays volleyball, her cousin plays club cricket for the Central District. Williamson has played rugby as a child, and he is also skilled in this game. He was also seen playing basketball in secondary school.
Williamson loves surfing and lives in Mount Maunganui. In 2015, he was seen surfing with South African cricketer Dale Steyn while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Williamson is also known for his philanthropy. Williamson donated his match fee to the victims of the terrorist attack on the school in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2014.
Williamson is the only cricketer from New Zealand to have won the Orange Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He achieved it by scoring 735 runs in the 2018 edition.