IPL 2018: Sunil Gavaskar overawed by this Sunrisers Hyderabad cricketer

"In this, he is quite like MS Dhoni whose cool exterior keeps the jittery team member cool too," he quoted.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Kane Williamson celebrates his half-century. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

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Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is mighty pleased with the way the Sunrisers Hyderabad have fared up this season. They arrived in to the IPL 2018 on a jittery note with no David Warner in their side. Many believed that they were on shaky grounds. However, they have stunned everyone with their performances this season. Their bowling is being rated as the best in the tournament.

While the bowling of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has been the talk of the town, very few have credited their skipper Kane Williamson for the stupendous performances. On most occasions, Williamson has scored well for the side and held the fort for the team. In a recent column for Times of India, Sunil Gavaskar hailed the role of Kane Williamson in the SRH camp.

“Their (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson is the glue that holds the team together. Last season, he didn’t play most of the games since only four overseas players can play in the eleven and their skipper David Warner was the preferred batting option,” Sunil Gavaskar noted.

“The New Zealand captain has raised the level of the game several notches and in the process showed that a batsman does not have to be a blaster to score at a good clip and more importantly be consistent as well,” he added.

Quite like MS Dhoni

Commenting further on the same note, Sunil Gavaskar drew comparisons between Williamson and MS Dhoni. He cited that the calmness that the Kiwi cricketer brings to the table for SRH is immense. In this particular regard, he is very much like MS Dhoni, whose calmness has taken the Chennai Super Kings to great heights in the tournament.

“The other aspect that is seen about Williamson is how cool he stays even when things seem to be unravelling for the team. In this, he is quite like MS Dhoni whose cool exterior keeps the jittery team member cool too,” the former Indian cricketer cited.

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