New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has written an open letter to the health workers who have been caring for those affected by coronavirus pandemic in the country, saluting them for their bravery and resolve.

In his powerful letter addressed to medical staff, Williamson has thanked them for their services saying the country is behind them.

“Events of the past few days have made it clear we’re living through a health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen. There will no doubt be times in the coming days when the scale of what we’re facing will seem overwhelming,” Williamson wrote.

Pressure is a word that is a common parlance in cricketing world. Williamson wrote that it is the health care workers who know the real meaning of what pressure feels like as they are putting their lives in danger to save others.

“We’re so grateful you have our backs. People talk about the pressure sportsmen and women are under to perform, but the truth is we get to do something we love every day for a living. We play games. Real pressure is working to save lives. Real pressure is going into work each day while putting your own personal safety on the line for the good of others,” Williamson wrote.

In New Zealand, so far 262 coronavirus cases have been reported. Globally, 4.62,800 people have contracted the deadly virus that has left 20,922 dead.

Williamson continued, “It’s an enormous responsibility that can only be carried out by the best kind of people: those who put the greater good ahead of all else. As Black Caps, we know how amazing it feels to have the support of a country behind you.

“In that same vein, we need you to know you’re not alone. We want you to know that there’s a whole country behind you.

“We will get through this and you are a big reason why,” he signed off.