Kane Williamson Biography
(New Zealand Cricketer and All Time Leading Runscorer for New Zealand in Test Cricket)
Birthday: August 8, 1990 (Leo)
Born In: Tauranga, New Zealand
Kane Williamson is regarded as one of the best cricketers that New Zealand has produced. He is considered to be in the league of Martin Crowe, Stephen Fleming, and such great players. With a long career ahead, this Kiwi skipper has already batted his way to the top. He has made the fastest 6,000 runs in the traditional form of the game. Since he was born into a family in which playing sports was customary, his interest in cricket did not surprise many. Some of his interest in the game was definitely due to his genes, passed on to him by his father, who played under-17 cricket and club cricket in his days. He is a right-handed batsman and also plays as an occasional off-spin bowler. His play-by-the-book style was initially considered a shortcoming, but he soon emerged as the anchor for the team. Despite a shaky start in international cricket, Williamson has not only broken previous records but has also made some of his own. He is the youngest player from New Zealand to have scored a century to date. Observers believe that if he maintains his form and is consistent in his performance on the field, he could very well retire with the highest number of runs scored by any New Zealand batsman ever. Due to his calm but sharp demeanor on the field, he was an obvious choice for the captain’s post after former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket.