SL vs NZ: Kane Williamson opens up about his ‘on-field’ birthday celebration with Sri Lankan fans

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The New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson recently completed his 29th birthday (8th August). His unusual ‘on-field’ birthday celebration with Sri Lankan fans went viral on the internet.


The incident occurred during the three-day warm-up match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in Katunayake. In the drinks break, the captain heard few Sri Lankan fans chorusing ‘Happy Birthday‘ after which he decided to approach them. Kane met the fans and also ate the cake they bought.

Speaking with Sri Lankan cricket, Kane Williamson said, “I didn’t think it would be too closely followed, but then we had a little crowd in the warm-up game, and they were all chanting ‘happy birthday’, so I went over and said hello.


It was great; thank you. A lot of surprises and a number of cakes. It was good fun. With the fairly relaxed nature of a warm-up game, it was good to hang out with a few of the fans that were there, and it was nice for them to bring a cake as well.“, he added.

The two nations will face each other for the first test match on 14th August in Galle.


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