NZ vs PAK Semi-Final: Kane Williamson Trolled Heavily For His 'Tuk Tuk' Knock

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NZ vs PAK Semi-Final: Kane Williamson Trolled Heavily For His 'Tuk Tuk' Knock

NZ vs PAK Semi-Final: Kane Williamson Trolled Heavily For His 'Tuk Tuk' Knock 


It hasn’t been smooth sailing for captains in the T20 World Cup 2022, most of them top-order batters. Same has been the case for Kane Williamson, who came into the semi-final vs Pakistan with people still questioning his approach in T20 cricket, and his form despite him scoring a match-winning 61(35) vs Ireland which sealed New Zealand’s top spot in the group stage.

Williamson had scored a run-a-ball 40 in another important game against England, where New Zealand eventually fell 20 runs short of England’s total, and the pressure from Williamson’s slow knock also added to the in-form and half-centurion Glenn Phillips’ wicket that day.

In the semi-final, in Sydney vs Pakistan, Williamson has played another similar knock. The New Zealand skipper scored 46 runs off 42 balls, stroking only one four and one six as New Zealand ended up with what at the moment seems a little below par score of 152, able to reach there courtesy of Daryl Mitchell’s 53 off 35 balls.

And while one can argue that Williamson had to come in early in the first over itself, after Shaheen Afridi dismissed Finn Allen, Williamson didn’t show bare minimum intent to hit boundaries in the powerplay with the field restrictions, scoring only 13 runs in 13 balls in the powerplay, which also had a hand in the run-out of Devon Conway as the pair looked for a quick single.

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After this slow-go innings of the New Zealand captain, Williamson has a total of 178 runs in the tournament in 5 innings at a below-standard strike rate of 116.

So, it was not surprising when Twitterati once again blew up in criticism and trolling of Kane Williamson for his sluggish knock against Pakistan in the semi-final.

Here are some of the tweets that trolled and raised questions over Kane Williamson's intent and approach: