Kane Williamson has won 7 games out of 9 this season so far  © AFP
Kane Williamson has won 7 games out of 9 this season so far © AFP

Ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had found themselves in a pickle after  David Warner was ‘barred’ from playing in the tournament following ban by Cricket Australia. SRH appointed New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as captain. Williamson has done a magnificent job so far, winning 7 out of 9 matches to top the points table. Williamson has now received praise from Sunil Gavaskar, who compared the former to MS Dhoni in The Times of India. He pointed out ”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.

“This year, with Warner not there and with the additional responsibility of captaining the team, 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,” added Gavaskar.

SRH play their tenth match of the season on Monday against Royal Challengers Bangalore.