Two of the leading modern day cricketers and great ambassadors of the game, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson share a great camaraderie on and off the field. Indian captain's latest Instagram post is a testament to how much he respects the New Zealand skipper.
Kane is a good man says Kohli
Virat Kohli took to Instagram to share a picture with Kane Williamson from India's last tour of New Zealand and called his counterpart a “good man”.
“Love our chats. Good man @kane_s_w,”
Virat Kohli captioned the post. Virat Kohli is known for his aggression on the field while Kane Williamson has made a name for his calm demeanour in the most testing of times. The way he and his team conducted themselves after a controversial World Cup final in 2019 were highly commendable.
Not known for being active on social media, Kane Williamson has been surprisingly active on these platforms during this Coronavirus enforced lockdown.
The New Zealand captain responded to Virat's photo and showed similar feelings for the India captain and also hilariously mentioned that he trying to find out the taller person among them.
“Same here bro, looking forward to the next one! … also trying to work out who is taller?” Williamson’s reply read.
In the earlier days of lockdown he had posted a video with his pet dog playing cricket. And he was also seen making coffee in one of his recent posts. He had responded to Steve Smith as well off late.
The Ice and Fire
Kohli and Williamson have known each other since their Under-19 days. Both of them were the captains of their respective sides even back then in 2008. Earlier this year, during the fifth T20I between New Zealand and India at Mount Maunganui, the two captains were pictured talking to each other while sitting near the hoardings.
Kohli was rested for the final game with India already taking a 4-0 unassailable lead in the series which they eventually swept 5-0, and Williamson was recovering from a shoulder bug.
“Kane and me have similar mindsets, similar philosophies. It is amazing that despite being from different parts of the world, we have similar thinking and we speak the same language,” Kohli had said after the game when asked about their conversation.
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