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Kane Williamson, world renowned as one of the best batsmen in the history of cricket, is the captain of the New Zealand national team, and has been constantly ranked among the top four or five Test cricket batsmen at various times by Ian Chappell and Martin Crowe. Here are some really interesting things to know about the New Zealand international cricketer:

  1.  He is famously known for his contribution to various philanthropic causes, especially his giveaway of the match fees for the entire ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE in the year 2015, to the families of the December 2014 Peshawar school attack victims.
  2.  He holds the record of being the youngest batsman to score centuries against all the Test playing nations. In fact, he is also the fastest batsman to achieve the feat, considering he took only 91 innings to do so.
  3.  According to Martin Crowe, the best New Zealand Cricketer ever along with Brendon McCullum, one of the New Zealand's most successful batsmen and captains, believe that Williamson would soon become the greatest cricketer of New Zealand within the span of his cricket career.
  4.  He made his U-19 debut against the touring Indian U-19 team in December 2007, and was named the captain of the New Zealand U-19 team for the 2008 U-19 Cricket World Cup.
  5.  During his childhood days, he is said to have excelled in Rugby, as a very good fly-half and was also named the most valuable basketball player at the mid-northern junior secondary schools tournament in 2005.
  6.  He loves surfing and can be seen catching up with friends and surfing while not playing cricket. It was reported that, he along with Dale Steyn were seen surfing during the 2015 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
  7.  He made his full-time captaincy debut for New Zealand in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.
  8.  It was reported that he was seen as the next big thing in New Zealand cricket, right in his very young age, and reportedly had 40 hundreds to his name by the time he left school and even scored a century on Test debut at the age of 20.
  9.  In early 2014, Williamson who bowls off-spin was called for chucking. However, he was cleared in December after he modified his action. He reportedly has 56 international wickets at a reasonable average of 30s, across the three formats.
  10.  During his days at the Tauranga Boys’ College, he was selected as the "Head Prefect," with his coach Pacey Depina praising him for his calculative approach and describing him as having a thirst to be phenomenal – but not at anyone else's expense.
  11.  He is also known for his brilliant fielding skill, and even regarded as one of the better fielders in world cricket, with some most amazing catches in the cricket history to his name.
  12.  He is often referred to as the Coaching manual, for playing shots that have been dormant for years in the cricketing world, unlike the other successful batsmen.
  13.  One of his best performances is his maiden Test double-century in January 2015, which led his team to beat Sri Lanka in Wellington. Despite the victory, it was reported that Williamson was dissatisfied even after making 242 in over 10 hours.
  14.  In the 2018 IPL season, under his captaincy, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished runners-up after losing to Chennai Super Kings in the final by 8 wickets. He won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs - 735 in that season.
  15.  He scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh in Dhaka on October 2014, becoming the youngest centurion in New Zealand's cricket history.
  16.  During his Test cricket debut against India at Ahmedabad, he scored 131 runs off 299 balls, becoming the eighth New Zealand player to score a century on Test debut.
  17.  He currently ranks third on the list of the highest ever strike-rated century by a New Zealander in a One-Day International, only behind Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder.
  18.  He is the fifth-fastest batsmen in the history of cricket and the fastest New Zealander to score 3,000 runs, getting them in just 78 innings.
  19.  He, along with Ross Taylor became the first pair of away batsmen to each score 2nd innings centuries at WACA Ground in Perth on November 15, 2015.
  20.  He scored his first T20 hundred scoring 101* in 49 balls leading Northern Districts to victory over Cape Cobras in Champions League Twenty20 2014.
  21.  In the year 2007, he made his debut for Northern Districts, when he was only 17 years old. He remained with the Northern Districts, for the entire duration of his New Zealand domestic career.
  22.  He ended the year 2015, with the record of 1172 runs - the most Test runs scored in a calendar year by a New Zealander, with his second Test against Sri Lanka.
  23.  The same year, he had a total score of 2692 runs - the highest score across all forms of international cricket for the year, and third highest totals in a single year, in the history of cricket.
  24.  Kane Stuart Williamson was born on August 8, 1990, to Brett Williamson and Sandra Williamson in Tauranga, New Zealand.
  25.  He has three elder sisters - Anna Williamson, Sophie Williamson and Kylie Williamson, and a twin brother named Logan Williamson, who is one minute younger than him.
  26.  He and all his siblings are known to have excelled at several sports including rugby, field hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer and cricket.
  27.  He became the first player from New Zealand to cross 900 rating points in the ICC Test batting rankings on December 7, 2018.
  28.  Just three months prior to this feat, he scored his 10,000th run in first-class cricket, batting for the English side Yorkshire in the 2018 County Championship.
  29.  In the New Zealand's 2019 test series against Bangladesh, he scored 200 not out on March 2, 2019, leading the country to their highest ever total of 715 in a test innings.
  30.  With this feat, he also became the fastest New Zealand player to score a record 6,000 runs in test cricket.
  31.  Kane Williamson Net Worth: $1.5 Million

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