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‘Busiest Bench Player,’ Kane Williamson’s Chatter With Players From Sidelines Wins Fans’ Hearts


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The horrible run that SunRisers Hyderabad are currently having only goes on to prove exactly how important New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson is to the squad and their success.

Out with an elbow injury, Williamson has not been able to help his SRH captain David Warner in any way whilst on the field. However, it is the kind of involvement in the matches that he shows every single time that has caught the attention of the fans.

Big fan of Kane Williamson and his talking with mates just outside the boundary rope. pic.twitter.com/yjmTdt5DSA

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 18, 2021

As the cricketer spends time in recovery, he could be seen just behind the boundary ropes, trying to motivate his teammates, give them useful advice and not let the pressure of losing get the better of them, especially when his team remains win-less and at the bottom of the IPL Points Table.

Here’s how Kane Williamson’s fans reacted to his level of engagement from the sidelines: 

Love it. Like I said, busiest benched player, is fully engaged all the time.

— absy (@absycric) April 18, 2021

Great human being and a great personality in cricket

— Raj Yadavॐ (@shut_up_Raj) April 18, 2021

pic.twitter.com/k8wMiFrcab

— Seedhi baat no Bakwas 🥳🥳 (@ThebestFinisher) April 18, 2021

After losing a third consecutive match to start the season, SRH skipper David Warner spoke about how important Williamson is to the winning cause of the roster.

"We have to speak to the physios, he's (Williamson) coming along nicely and plays a big role in our squad," Warner said. "I don't know how to take that. Obviously disappointing. Two of us were set (Bairstow and Warner) but it proves that if you don't bat deep, you can't win.”

"That was my game-plan, a great piece of fielding from Hardik though. But that's the game of cricket. These are very much chaseable targets, if you get a partnership and if there is one person at the end, you can chase it down," he added.

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"The guys need to play smart cricket in the middle, the bowlers have been fantastic and this wicket was slower than the previous wickets that we have played," Warner said.

On Friday, the hitter also gave an update on his injury and gave his fans some hope by telling them that he might be back in action as soon as next week.

Kane Williamson gives us an update on his recovery.#OrangeOrNothing #OrangeArmy #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/BP77O28Akk

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 16, 2021

“Recovery is going really well and you know it’s been focused to get pain-free as quickly as possible, and we are certainly tracking really nicely and hoping to be fit and ready within the week,” he said.

“It’s been a bit of balance between practice and rehab and sorts of things. But, for the most part, the progression has been really good. So, pretty optimistic about being close to full fitness very soon,” he added.


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