Kane Williamson fulfilled Martin Crowe’s dream after winning WTC final | Martin Crowe saw a dream while leaving the world, Kane Williamson has now fulfilled
New Delhi: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has fulfilled the dream of former Kiwi batsman Martin Crowe to win the ICC tournament by winning the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) title. After losing in the finals of consecutive ICC tournaments, now New Zealand has got success.
Martin Crowe had a dream
During the 2015 ODI World Cup final, ailing Martin Crowe wanted the New Zealand team to win the ICC tournament title. New Zealand won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2000. However, New Zealand had to face defeat at the hands of Australia in the final match of 2015. Crowe died a year later. After this New Zealand also reached the final of the 2019 World Cup where it had to face defeat at the hands of England according to the boundary count.
Special feeling for Williamson
Williamson said after the match, ‘It is a very special occasion and a great feeling. We have reached the finals many times before. In 2015, we lost in a one-sided match, while the match in 2019 was interesting. But this feeling is different from that which is fantastic. The occasion of 2019 was good and there was a great game of cricket. But obviously that was a different feeling. It’s a really great feeling to win the first WTC Finals title.
India was being considered as a claimant
Before the final, India was considered a strong contender for this title as it has won more series abroad. Williamson said, ‘I think it is important for us to know that star players cannot always be in the team. We gave our all in every match and remained competitive. It was important for us to stick to our style of cricket and we did. We knew how strong the Indian team was. We have seen this for a long time.
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