WTC Final – Ravi Shastri congratulates Williamson: As New Zealand lifted the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship by defeating Team India by eight wickets in Southampton, congratulatory wishes are overflowing for the Blackcaps. Recently, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri hailed New Zealand for winning the championship.
WTC Final – Ravi Shastri congratulates Williamson: Shastri posted a Tweet that read “Better team won in the conditions. Deserved winners after the longest wait for a World Title. Classic example of Big things don’t come easy. Well played, New Zealand. Respect.”
Better team won in the conditions. Deserved winners after the longest wait for a World Title. Classic example of Big things don’t come easy. Well played, New Zealand. Respect.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 24, 2021
Amid the rain-wrecked unprecedented weather cards that gave irregular phases of cricketing action, Shastri praised the Kiwis for keeping their mental steel. He went a step further to acknowledge their performance on the ground and even adjudged them as ‘Better Team’ and ‘Deserved Winners’.
WTC Final: How did New Zealand execute their win?
WTC Final – Ravi Shastri congratulates Williamson: Unfazed by the weather conditions in Southampton, New Zealand had their plans intact and executed them with utmost finesse. Winning the toss, they chose to bowl reading the conditions and used them to their full advantage. They kept tumbling wickets for Team India and on the last day- their senior players Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor rustled them to the glorifying victory.
Collectively, with the bat, Devon Conway and Kane Willamson roared while with the ball Kyle Jamieson rose to fame with his fifer.
WTC Final: Indian veterans Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman extend words of praises for New Zealand
The valiant match-winning efforts of the Blackcaps who had shown much superior bowling and batting effort was acknowledged by former Indian players- Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman as well.
As I had mentioned the first 10 overs will be crucial & 🇮🇳 lost both Kohli & Pujara in the space of 10 balls & that put a lot of pressure on the team. pic.twitter.com/YVwnRGJXXr
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 23, 2021
Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on being deserving champions. NZ bowlers were terrific, Williamson & Taylor brought in their experience to finish the job.
Indian batsman will rue not playing to potential in 2nd inngs,but India can be proud of the way they played the WTC cycle #IndvNZ pic.twitter.com/rQdVosk2g3
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 23, 2021