New Zealand's Kane Williamson stands on the field during their warm up game with Sri Lanka Cricket Board Presidents' IX in Katunayake, Sri Lanka,  (Photo: AP)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson stands on the field during their warm up game with Sri Lanka Cricket Board Presidents' IX in Katunayake, Sri Lanka, (Photo: AP)

See picture: Sri Lanka fans gift Kane Williamson cake on field on his 29th b'day

  • Kane Williamson turned 29 on Wednesday
  • Last month Williamson led his country to their second World Cup final, only to lose out to hosts England on boundaries hit after the match was tied after 50 overs and the super over

NEW DELHI : One of the best batsmen of his generation, if not the best, Kane Williamson has been a shining light for New Zealand since making his debut for the national team.

Last month Williamson led his country to their second World Cup final, only to lose out to hosts England on boundaries hit after the match was tied after 50 overs and the super over


Williamson now is with his national team touring Sri Lanka for a two-Test and three T20Is series of the island nation and on Wednesday he celebrated his 29th birthday there. And that is where the Kiwi Skipper was presented with what look like a chocolate cake during a tour match against Sri Lanka Board President XI by the fans.

Williamson, who usually fields on the boundary, took time to acknowledge the gesture and went to the boundary line alongside the fans.

SL Board president’s XI finished the day on 323/8 and Williamson took a catch on a day that the kiwis spent all day fielding.

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