New Zealand and South Africa engaged in a gripping contest in Birmingham where the former registered another victory to keep their unscathed World Cup 2019 record intact. Batting first under challenging conditions, Proteas worked extremely hard to reach 241 on the board.
The bowling unit also looked good as it gave Kiwis a run for their money. However, New Zealand’s skipper Kane Williamson portrayed his class yet again to seal another chase. The innings of the champion batsman moved the cricketing world to acknowledge his prowess.
Former Pakistan captain and one of the most celebrated cricketers of the country, Shahid Afridi also found himself in awe of New Zealand’s run machine’s batting who struck a delightful century in a precarious situation.
The 39-year old went on to call Kane a genuine match winner as he shared his thoughts on his Twitter handle. Discussing the innings of the 28-year old cricketer, the Khyber Agency born indirectly forwarded a message to Pakistan team about learning to produce a quality innings under pressure and helping team win crucial games.