Watch: Kane Williamson runs off to have birthday cake from Sri Lanka fan


Kane Williamson proves once again why he is one of the most loved cricketers around the world.

Shared News| Published: August 8, 2019 7:17:14 pm
Kane Williamson walks towards the crowd during a break in New Zealand’s practice match in Sri Lanka on Thursday (Twitter/OfficialSLC)

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Kane Williamson proved once again on Friday why he is one of the most loved cricketers around the world.

Williamson, who turned 29 on Friday, was fielding for New Zealand in a practice match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, when he was seen running off during a break between overs towards a section of Sri Lankan fans.

It was then seen that the New Zealand skipper had gone off to some fans who had brought a birthday cake for him. A fan broke off a piece of the cake and gave it to Williamson as he made his way towards them. Williamson also reciprocated the gesture, breaking off a piece of the cake and giving it to the fan.

On the field, it was a long day for the visiting Kiwis, however, as the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI put on 323 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 66 overs. This was the first day of action on the tour.

The first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be played in Galle starting August 14, and the second will begin on August 22 at Colombo’s P Sara Stadium. After the Tests, three T20s, all in Kandy, will be played on August 31, September 2 and September 6.