Kane Williamson set to become father for the first time
Kane Williamson and his partner Sarah Raheem are expecting their first child.
Updated - Dec 4, 2020 1:18 pm
The day is getting better and better for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. The day started with Williamson scoring a century and then going on to convert it into a double century in the ongoing first Test against West Indies at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Later, he revealed the news of his impending fatherhood.
Kane Williamson and his partner Sarah Raheem are expecting their first child. Sarah is due to give birth to the couple’s first child this month. She was in the stands when her husband was taking the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners and went on to register his highest score in the longest format of the game. After the day’s play, Williamson spoke about fatherhood as he said he was very excited.
“It’s a very exciting time in anybody’s life and it certainly is in mine,” said Williamson as quoted by stuff.co.nz before jokingly asking: “Does a due date mean anything?” Williamson jokingly asked. “I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, the impending birth of the child raises the possibility of parental leave. Williamson, however, refused to speak about it. New Zealand will play one more Test against West Indies before locking horns against Pakistan. They will play three T20Is and a couple of Tests. The T20I series is scheduled to start on December 19.
Kane Williamson’s stunning knock
Before revealing the news of his impending fatherhood, Kane Williamson starred with the bat for New Zealand. The right-handed batsman played a stunning knock of 251 to help his side post an imposing total of 519 for 7 before declaring. In reply, West Indies have started well with the bat and were 49 for no loss at stumps.
“For me it was about sticking to my plans for long periods of time and then hope that when you get the good balls you miss them. Even towards the end of my innings I was playing and missing still, so there was a little bit there but the surface was certainly getting a bit better,” Williamson said about his knock.
The innings was an example of utmost discipline and maturity considering the fact that he was playing in the IPL just a few days ago. Williamson faced more than 400 balls during his knock and rarely lost his concentration. He now has three double centuries in Tests. The other two came against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.