Hyderabad: New Zealand captain and the former skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad said that playing in the Indian Premier League was a learning experience.
Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin on the Youtube channel ‘DRS with Ash’, the Kiwi played hailed IPL as the biggest domestic competition.
“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,” said the New Zealander.
“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. 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 said about his captaincy.
“The support staff has 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.