New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson turns 33 years on August 8, 2023, and many fans poured in his birthday wishes on the occasion. The Kiwi white-ball captain is one of the most accomplished players of the modern era and still has a lot to achieve at the fag end of his illustrious career. Kane Williamson led his team to the 2019 ODI World Cup final, where they lost to England by a narrow margin. In the shortest format, he has led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the 2018 India Premier League final as well as New Zealand to the 2021 T20 World Cup final.
He has made over 300 appearances across all formats and is inching closer to the three-figure mark in Testa and T20s. His calmness and ability to handle pressure are highly valued and this has been reflected in his captaincy as well as his batting over the years.
His huge fan favorite across the globe birthday wishes on social media. Some Twitter reactions are:
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Kane Williamson Is Currently In A Race To Recover For The 2023 ODI World Cup
The veteran batsman suffered an unfortunate injury while playing for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2023. With apprehensions over his participation in the all-important 2023 ODI World Cup in the October- November window, he was immediately ruled out of the tournament.
Kane Williamson has made a good recovery from his anterior cruciate ligament injury and has also started practicing in the nets. However, it is clearly too early to say whether he will be ready in time for the ICC event in India. New Zealand will begin the competition with a match against England on October 5, 2023, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Williamson recently said:
“Nice to be on the bike, do fitness sessions on the bike, and progressing from the lower level, stuff that’s really, really controlled, to getting better with my movements and be able to incorporate some of the batting aspects, you know, when you move your feet a little bit more. Yes, still a bit of work to do, so keep working hard, really.”
He was last seen in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home. The right-handed batter scored a double century in the second Test, his last innings to date.