Captain, Kane Williamson led his team from the front to victory against South Africa courtesy of a glorious match-winning ton in a rain-reduced 49-over World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
But along with the plaudits, he also earned some brickbats along the way as the innings was shrouded in controversy after he was caught-behind by Kock in the 38th over off the bowling of leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Replays picked up a small spike on the Sniko from the ball had brushed the toe-end of the Kiwi captain’s bat.
Paul Adams, a former South African off-spinner rained over New Zealand's parade when he tweeted an instance from the match where Williamson nicked the ball but didn’t walk. Adams questioned Williamson’s ethics as it is in the spirit of the game to walk away to the dressing room when a batsman knows that he is out.
Meanwhile, during the match against Pakistan, Indian captain, Virat Kohli walked out when he thought he was caught behind, even though the replays, later on, showed that he hadn’t edged the ball.