Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

It is not everyday that the New Zealand star turns 30, now is it? Certainly not for Kane Williamson who still does not cease to amaze us with his amazing performances on and off the field.

Apart from his performances, Williamson is known for being the most loved 'gentleman' in the gentleman's game.

Williamson plays for SunRisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The side extended their wishes to the 'extraordinary cricketer and human being'.

On their official Twitter account, the side wrote: "Always smiling. Loved by every cricket fan! Happy birthday to an extraordinary cricketer and human being, Kane Williamson!"

With a Test and ODI batting average of 50.99 and 47.48 respectively, Williamson has scripted 34 international centuries for New Zealand.

Last year, Williamson was announced as the player of the ICC Men's Cricket 2019 World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground. With that feat, Williamson became the second skipper to win the player of the tournament in the history of World Cup. New Zealand's Martin Crowe had achieved the feat in 1992 World Cup.

The final between England and New Zealand was one for the ages as the match between both these sides did not have a winner after 50-over and super over action. In the end, England was announced as the winner as they had hit more boundaries in the match. With that win, England lifted their maiden 50-over World Cup title.

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