New Delhi: New Zealand Twenty20 skipper Kane Williamson has been crowned sportsman of the year in Halberg Awards. With this award,
Williamson added another feather to his career as the Halberg awards is considered the most prestigious award ceremony in New Zealand for sportspersons across sporting codes.
There were incredible number of top performers in Rugby and as well as cricket, apart from other sports.
Therefore, the awards is a great feat to highlight Williamson’s grandeur. Here is a video of Kane Williamson who talks about his Halberg Award title.
Williamson had a fantastic run with the bat and scored piles of runs against Sri Lanka, England and Australia in Tests. His efforts also saw him become the first New Zealand batsman to claim the No. 1 batting spot in the ICC Test rankings.
With this award, Williamson will look to build on his performances against Australia in the second Test. He had scores of 16 and 22 runs in the first Test which the hosts lost.
Meanwhile, retiring Test skipper Brendon McCullum who plays his last international career match in the next Test, won the Halberg Award for leadership.
McCullum said it was "surreal" to be standing in front of New Zealand sporting royalty to be presented with the honour.
The 34-year-old, was the first player from New Zealand to score a triple century and also led the Black Caps to their first ever appearance at the ICC Cricket World Cup Final.