Kane Williamson Makes History, Becomes The First New Zealand Batter to complete 8000 runs in Tests

Kane Williamson recorded his sixth double-century in Test matches against Sri Lanka.

Kane Williamson Makes History, Becomes The First New Zealand Batter to complete 8000 runs in Tests
  • Sinchan Saha | March 18, 2023 | 9:03 am

New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has made history by becoming the first New Zealand batsman to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket. Williamson achieved this milestone during the ongoing Test match against Sri Lanka. He ended up making 215 off 296 balls.

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According to records it was the 28th century in tests

The 32-year-old, who made his Test debut in 2010, has been a vital cog in the New Zealand batting line-up and has been a consistent performer for the team over the years. Williamson achieved the feat in his 142nd innings, becoming the fourth-fastest to reach 8000 Test runs in terms of innings played.

Kane Williamson’s achievement was met with widespread praise from fans and experts on social media. Here are some of the top Twitter reactions:

“What a player Kane Williamson is! Consistently great and never seems to get the credit he deserves.”

Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris added.

“Kane Williamson becomes the first New Zealand batsman to score 8000 test runs. What a player. What a man.”

Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle also praised Williamson’s achievement, tweeting,

“Kane Williamson continues to set the standards in world cricket… A magnificent player who is a pleasure to watch.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan tweeted,

Williamson’s achievement is a testament to his skill, dedication, and consistency as a batsman. He has been a crucial player for New Zealand in all formats of the game and has played a key role in the team’s recent success.

“8000 test runs for Kane Williamson. The first New Zealander to achieve the feat. A remarkable achievement by one of the greatest cricketers of all time.”

New Zealand Cricket also congratulated Williamson on his achievement, tweeting.

He was also named the New Zealand Cricket Player of the Year at the annual awards ceremony last month.

As Williamson continues to break records and lead New Zealand to success on the field, cricket fans around the world will be eagerly watching to see what he achieves next.