sports- #IPL was an opportunity for me to learn, says Kane Williamsonnewstolive - June 30, 2020 72 0 COMMENTS
Chennai: Hailing the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the most important home competitors, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has stated different leagues have adopted go well with by watching the cash-rich event to begin their very own franchise competitions.
“The initial interest was obviously watching the IPL and seeing how big it was, it is the biggest domestic competition, T20 cricket being relatively new, what I saw was an opportunity to gain experience and learn,” Williamson informed Ravichandran Ashwin on the senior India off-spinner’s YouTube present titled ‘DRS with Ash’.
“For us, to see the passion for cricket in India is an amazing thing, it is a brilliant competition and there is a high standard, a lot of other countries have followed suit to start their leagues,” he added.
Williamson, who performs for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and has additionally led the facet prior to now, stated he at all times stored an open thoughts whereas enjoying the IPL.
“It is quite different to lead New Zealand and an IPL franchise, initially I did not know what to expect, but like I mentioned it is an Indian competition so you are coming into quite a different culture, I was trying to keep an open mind, there is a lot of experience in all of the groups, it was an enjoyable season to lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad,” Williamson stated.
“The support staff have been there at Hyderabad for a long time and they have enjoyed success, it was about maintaining the style of play that we are known for,” he added.
Williamson has performed 41 matches within the IPL up to now, managing to rating 1,302 runs at an common of 38.29.