If there are two captains who are are poles apart in their demeanor and approach to the game, it has to be New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. But one thing that is common between these two cricket greats is their fondness for each other. Williamson recently said that he considers himself lucky to have played the game alongside his Indian counterpart.
Playing against each other since their Under-19 days, Kane and Kohli have seen each other’s growth closely.
"Yes, we are fortunate to play against each other. It has been great to meet at a young age and follow his (Kohli's) progress as well as his journey," Williamson said in an interview to Star Sports.
Calm and friendly Williamson, who led New Zealand to the 2019 ICC World Cup final, said that he and Kohli have shared honest opinions about the game over the last few years.
"It's been interesting. We've had to play against each other for a long period of time," he said.
"But actually, probably over the last few years, we just shared our views on the game, some honest thoughts and found some common grounds despite, perhaps, playing the game little bit differently in terms of physically and may be our on-field characters I suppose," added Williamson.
It’s no secret that Kohli feels the same way about the Kiwi. The Indian captain recently shared a photograph of Williamson and himself on Instagram with the caption, “Love our chats. Good Man Kane.”