Earlier this week, David Warner stepped down as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018. Australia Cricket has decided to ban him and Steve Smith for 1 year.
It was time for Sunrisers Hyderabad to pick a new captain for this season, and it was none other than New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson.
Let’s look at the top 5 facts about Kane Williamson:
1. Born in 1990, year after Sachin Tendulkar made his international debut
The God of Cricket has inspired many to choose cricket as their career. Kane was born in 1990, a year after Sachin made his international debut, but he was fortunate enough to play with the master blaster during his career.
2. Twin brother
Kane has a twin brother Logan who is just a few minutes younger than him.
3. Kane loves surfing
He loves surfing and you can find him at the beach with his surfboard when he is not on the cricket field.
4. U-19 World Cup
At the age of 17, Kane led his side for U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. They lost to India in semi-finals, who went ahead to win the championship. Indian team at that time was led by the current skipper Virat Kohli.
5. Ignored in IPL
Kane was ignored in IPL for a long time and was picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 8th edition of the game in 2016. He was retained by the franchise in 2017 as well as 2018.