Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson blown away by local talent in IPL 2017
Kane Williamson said that he was stunned with the local talent during his time with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.ipl 2017 Updated: May 11, 2017 19:37 IST
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson have thrilled the audience with his classy approach to batting in the slam-bang T20 version of cricket in the Indian Premier League.
However, Williamson, who is currently revered among the top four batsmen to watch in world, is blown away with the local Indian talent that he has come across during his third stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“The local talent here is incredible. We never seize to be amaze with the local talents year after year. We are fortunate to comeback and meet new guys and then see them in the nets and I think wow how they hit the cricket ball and it is a matter of time before making their inroads into the international game. But there are thousands of guys who do that. So, it is always a tough one,” Williamson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“Here in the SRH, it is exciting to see the young fast bowlers — Siddharth Kaul and Mohammed Siraj have stepped up and are bowling really well for us. Deepak Hooda is an exciting talent for our side as well. Delhi Daredevils have a number of young batters in their top order that are exciting to watch. (Rahul) Tripathi from Pune is going very well. It is just fantastic to watch them,” he added.
Though Williamson has been in top form in IPL 2017, the Kiwi has been dropped for a few games. In Sunrisers Hyderabad’s last match against Mumbai Indians, Mohammed Nabi was chosen over Williamson. The Kiwi captain, however, has not taken any offence of being made to sit on the bench several times.
“It is always nice to be playing. But like I said, there are people who will miss out and you have to embrace that and appreciate those experiences,” said Williamson, who has scored 232 runs in six innings.
Williamson said tournaments like IPL and other domestic tournaments helps forge a close bond for cricketers where players from around the world participate.
“That’s the beauty of the IPL. Coming over here and getting to play with a number of players whom you have played against at the international stage and also getting to know the Indian players and the local talents, sharing the dressing room and creating friendships. If we didn’t have these sorts of world domestic tournaments, it wouldn’t have been possible,” said Williamson.
First Published: May 11, 2017 12:27 IST