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    SPORTS SunRisers Hyderabad pay tribute to skipper Kane Williamson

    SunRisers Hyderabad pay tribute to skipper Kane Williamson

    The Kiwi captain has been winning hearts with his grace and calm demeanour.

    New Delhi: With his calm and gracious demeanour after his team’s loss in the World Cup final, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has become one of the most respected skippers in world cricket.

    The final between England and New Zealand on July 14 at Lord’s was one for the ages, as the match did not have a winner after the stipulated 50 overs and the Super Over. In the end, England were announced champions based on their higher boundary count.

    On July 16, Indian Premier League (IPL) team SunRisers Hyderabad in a tweet praised their captain Williamson, and asked netizens to express their love for the Kiwi cricketer. In the picture they shared, Williamson can be seen hugging former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum after losing the final.

    “One retweet = one hug for #KaneWilliamson Twitter do your thing!” SunRisers Hyderabad said.

    After missing out on the World Cup trophy, Williamson said the loss against England in the final based on boundary countback rule was pretty hard to swallow.

    “I never thought I would have to answer this. It’s pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really hard to reach this point. It’s what it is, the rules were there at the start, no one thought it would come down to this. It’s a pretty hard loss to swallow. The rules are there. It is something you don’t consider when you go out to play. I didn’t even know what the boundary count was, but we were behind,” Williamson said.

    This is the second successive time that New Zealand finished as the runners-up in the World Cup. The Kiwis under the leadership of McCullum lost the 2015 final to Australia by seven wickets.

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