Williamson came down with a geometry box and a compass

Williamson came down with a geometry box and a compass


Kane Williamson has no degree in surgery. Yet many call him a ‘surgeon’. Why? If you had seen Williamson batting in New Zealand’s innings in the T20 World Cup final in Dubai today, the answer would have been the same!

Many people play with fielders with twisted wrists. Brian Lara, Mark Waugh, VVS Laxman were the worshipers of this path. If there is rhythm, they have played it in their own way. But in 20-over cricket, do you have the opportunity to play at your own pace? But how much?

There is only one answer in the question paper of 120 ball innings – quick run. Williamson is not a power heater at all. But today his strike rate is 16.06!

When Williamson was returning from an innings of 65 off 46 balls, it may seem that what is the need for a muscle-rich power hitter in T20? If there is someone like Williamson then the advantage is more. The risk of getting out unnecessarily is as low as the run comes like a fountain.

Not that Williamson’s bat was the first to see such a fountain today. Also seen in the past. But today was a little more perfect.

Seeing the batting, it seems that every time before taking a ‘stance’, a revelation of batting has been memorized in reverse. It is a common saying that good batsmen bat after seeing the position of the fielders on the field. Since Williamson is a sticky glue, he probably remembers the empty spaces on the field, not the fielder, before taking a ‘stance’ every time. He then pulled out a fork-compass and scale from his ‘geometry-box’ (batting technique) and played all the perfect shots through the space. Any batsman in the world can be jealous of his ‘gap-sense’.

Let’s take Ravichandran Ashwin’s tweet and explain a little. The Indian spinner’s tweet while batting for the New Zealand captain, “How did Williamson hit a boundary in front of the midwicket at such a height!”

Let me give you a brief account of Williamson’s innings. He came to the wicket in the fourth over (3.5). After that New Zealand did not get any boundary with 32 balls. Williamson broke the shackles in the ninth (6.4 overs). How? The fun is here.

Australia have used Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh as the number five bowlers. The all-rounder saw Williamson come a little ahead in the delivery of that over by Marsh and bowled at short length.

The batsmen drag the balls to the midwicket. There are also fielders. But Williamson just saw the empty space today! He played on the extra cover. Four! The next ball was bowled with four wickets in the combination of strength and timing.

At the end of 10 overs, New Zealand’s collection was 57 for 1. Martin Guptill, batting at a strike rate below 100 at the other end, could not find a quick run. This time too, the ‘savior’ is Williamson and the forehead of Mitchell Stark is burnt in it. Jos Hazlewood dropped his catch in that fine leg. Williamson was then unbeaten on 21. Did Hazlewood think of himself as Herschel Gibbs then?

Australia-South Africa match in the 1999 World Cup Super Six. Gibbs dropped his easy catch to keep Waugh at 58 in that crucial match for Australia. It is said that Wahb stabbed Gibbs and said, “Boy, throw away the World Cup!”

Williamson is a decent gentleman. Without telling Hazlewood, Bat said the word of mouth করেন the surgeon in the operating room did his job with a concentrated mind. It was understood with the next word. Stark tried to kill the yorker.

Williamson’s Butterfly Drive with a Long Off — Four! Probably out of desperation, Stark hit the yorker again, hitting a full toss at a speed of 146 kmph at a height equal to his chest, off the off stump. Stark then left the midwicket a little empty to keep the fielder in the deep fine leg. How did Williamson incredibly pull the ball out of the stumps and hit four through the midwicket space? That’s it, when the bat moves to the size of a compass!

Williamson has changed the pace of scoring over time
Williamson’s image changes over time: AFP
Or Maxwell’s 13th over. Playing hard over deep midwicket is not usually seen. Maxwell’s third ball hit a 60-meter six in the bottom hand. Guptill can take a ‘lesson’ from the next ball and sixes. Guptill caught Adam Jumpa with a midwicket six.

Maxwell kept that delivery out of the off stump with round the wicket, but Williamson had a midwicket gap in his head. The boundary on that side of the field at Dubai Stadium was a bit small. But the spectators will remember for a long time the six that Williamson hit in the wrist shot.

However, in New Zealand’s innings, Williamson played two of the most skillful shots in the 18th over. That stark again. Starc left the fielder on the cover, leaving the fielder in points and abuse. But the only empty space in his head, why would he think all this!

Williamson scored two fours in a row with a wrist twist and a foul on Fielder’s head. After that, it was not too late to sprinkle salt on Stark’s thorn wound. Stark tried to hit the next ball with a slower yorker, leaving the fielder in the deep fine leg. As Williamson knew beforehand — six with a square leg with a slight twist of the wrist!

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