The IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the BCCI is trying actively to discover a window for the match.
“The initial interest was obviously watching the IPL and seeing how big it was, it is the biggest domestic competition, T20 cricket being relatively new, what I saw was an opportunity to gain experience and learn,” Williamson instructed Ravichandran Ashwin on his YouTube present titled ‘DRS with Ash’.
“For us, to see the passion for cricket in India is an amazing thing, it is a brilliant competition and there is a high standard, a lot of other countries have followed suit to start their leagues,” he added.
Williamson had led Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018 and 2019 after David Warner was banned for his position within the Cape Town spot-fixing scandal. And the Kiwi stated main an IPL crew like Hyderabad was totally different to main his nation New Zealand. Warner was reinstated as skipper of Hyderabad for the IPL 2020 version.
“It is quite different to lead New Zealand and an IPL franchise, initially I did not know what to expect, but like I mentioned it is an Indian competition so you are coming into quite a different culture, I was trying to keep an open mind, there is a lot of experience in all of the groups, it was an enjoyable season to lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad,” Williamson stated.
“The support staff have been there at Hyderabad for a long time and they have enjoyed success, it was about maintaining the style of play that we are known for,” he added.
Williamson has performed 41 IPL matches to date, and scored 1,302 runs at 38.29.
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