- VVS Laxman calls New Zealand skipper position mannequin for kids to observe
- New Zealand skipper stayed on the crease for 9 hours 33 minutes
- Kane Williamson turns into third New Zealander to cross 7,000 runs behind Ross Taylor and Stephen Fleming
CHRISTCHURCH: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum labeled his compatriot Kane Williamson an absolute genius after the batsman equaled his file of scoring 4 double centuries on Tuesday throughout second Test in opposition to Pakistan.
Williamson reached 238 earlier than his marathon innings got here to an finish three overs earlier than tea, caught within the deep by Shan Masood off Faheem Ashraf.
The New Zealand captain reached the 200 milestone with a single off Shaheen Afridi from the primary ball he confronted after the second rain disruption through the center session on day three.
On the primary ball he confronted after the primary rain stoppage, Williamson was dropped by Azhar Ali when on 177.
It was a uncommon error from Williamson who had countered each entice set by Pakistan with a variety of strokes from silky touches to highly effective drives.
He commanded the crease for 9 hours 33 minutes after going to the center within the twentieth over and at tea New Zealand had been 599 for six, main Pakistan by 302.
It continued an incredible residence sequence for the New Zealand captain who has returned scores of 251, 129, 21 and now 200 not out, and has turn into the third New Zealander to cross 7,000 runs behind Ross Taylor and Stephen Fleming.
“Not at all surprised to see the consistency of Kane Williamson,” tweeted former India nice VVS Laxman.
“Unbelievable work ethics and attention to detail while preparing for any match are the reasons behind his success. A true role model for any youngster to emulate.”
Brendon McCullum, the one different New Zealand participant to attain 4 double centuries, described Williamson as an “absolute genius”.