Watch: Kane Williamson displays quick reflexes to save T20I trophy from falling in windy Wellington

IND vs NZ: Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, displayed quick reflexes to prevent the T20I trophy from falling during the official photo shoot in Wellington.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 16, 2022 15:54 IST

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Kane Williamson heroically saved the trophy from falling on the ground during the official photoshoot (AFP)

By India Today Web Desk: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson displayed his quick reflexes to save the T20I trophy from falling when he was posing with India skipper Hardik Pandya during the official photo shoot before the series in Wellington on Wednesday. The trophy fell from the podium due to windy conditions in Wellington, when the two captains were getting ready for the pre-series photoshoot.

After preventing the trophy from falling, Williamson jokingly told Hardik Pandya that he would have the trophy. Pandya was seen sharing a laugh with Williamson after the Kiwi skipper’s hilarious claim.

“I’ll have that!” #NZvIND #CricketNation” the Blackcaps tweeted the video of the incident.

Ahead of the first match, New Zealand cricket posted a video on Instagram of their respective captains, Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Pandya of India, riding crocodile bikes and interacting with each other. The trophy for the T20I series was also unveiled at the event.

India are touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and as many ODIs. The series will be held between November 18 to 30 and New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series in January next year. Hardik is leading the Indian side in the absence of senior stars like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in the shorter format.

“Their side has been busy. It is natural that not everyone can do everything. Their depth is second to none. I have seen the talent these players have and there are plenty of superstars in that team,” said Williamson.

“Trent Boult has been a world-class player for us. He has been a huge part of our team. Hopefully, we will see him in New Zealand colours again. But it is a moving landscape, you make different decisions throughout your career,” said Williamson in a media interaction ahead of the first match. Boult is not participating in both the ODI and T20I series against Men in Blue.

About his release from Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, Williamson said that he was aware of the move a few days back and said he would love to keep playing in the league as it is a “special tournament”. “Had a real fun time and memories with Sunrisers Hyderabad,” he added.

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