Kane Williamson led New Zealand to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2016, defeating teams like India and Australia along the way. Williamson, who is currently one of the best batsmen in the world believes that India batsman Virat Kohli is a special player. “He is a special player and I guess a player like me can watch players like Virat and learn a lot. He can adjust his game according to the situation and also have a power game. He isn’t a bully batsman which some players are in T20 cricket. I am not a bully batsman either, so you are trying to play in a way that you can still create a strike-rate that is assisting the team but you are just simply doing it in through your own skill set,” said Williamson.

Williamson also spoke about the kind of influence former skipper Brendon McCullum had had on his career. “There are just too many to mention in just one chat to describe the way Brendon along with Mike Hesson and the support staff changed the culture of the side. Not just specific to T20 cricket, but the cricket side of things in general was huge in moving the team forward. We as a group will be looking to move forward and instill a lot of belief and confidence in the players which is what Brendon did.”

Williamson also expressed that he is looking forward to playing in the IPL once again. “Being a part of the IPL is just an incredible experience. Any time you get to play cricket in India, is amazing. I am looking forward to this IPL campaign. The format is such that there is a certain amount of overseas players and you know you won’t play every other game. But you have to be prepared for an opportunity. You want to enjoy the opportunity and I am looking forward to this season,” said the New Zealand skipper.