When New Zealand lost the 2019 ODI World Cup to England due to a bizarre ICC rule of boundary count, a lot of people termed New Zealand as "unlucky". However, in the record books England was projected as the Champion and New Zealand as the runners up. Eoin Morgan, the England captain rejoiced with the World Cup Trophy while Kane Williamson could only gaze at it.
History has never been kind to Kane Williamson. From captaining the U19 New Zealand side in 2008 till leading the New Zealand side to the WTC Finals, Williamson has featured in 9 ICC tournaments but has never been able to win a single ICC Tournament. But he has been on the receiving end of two back-to-back World Cup Finals defeat where New Zealand finished as the runners up.
When Kane Williamson was called up on the stage for an interview, post the 2019 World Cup Final, the pain and agony was visible on Williamson's face. Although he smiled, it seemed like Williamson has ran out of luck. The jinx of not being able to win a single super over in his career has again robbed him.
Fast forward two years, Kane Williamson finally got his hands on the coveted ICC World Test Championship mace as he led his team to become the winner of the Inaugural edition of the World Test Championship.
Kane Williamson led from the front, scored a match defining half century (52*) to hand New Zealand their first ICC trophy since 2000. His on-field tactics, bowling changes, field placements were a class apart as New Zealand dominated India in all three departments and eventually clinched the title.
Williamson who is rightly called as the lynch pin of New Zealand's batting line-up scored 918 runs in the series with a highest score of 251.
With this career defining victory, Williamson's cycle of ill fate comes to an end. After all, “Nice Guys do not always finish last "...
Congratulations Kane Williamson and New Zealand on winning the inaugural edition of World Test Championship.