Kane Williamson is set to be ruled out of the ODI World Cup scheduled to take place in India in October-November this year after suffering a freak injury while fielding during the IPL 2023 opener between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad last week.
The classy right-hander flew back home and New Zealand Cricket announced that scans conducted have revealed that Williamson has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on his right knee. He is set to go under the knife in the next few weeks and will require a lot of time to recover, effectively ruling him out of the ODI World Cup.
Realising that the 32-year-old Williamson might just miss out on the opportunity of leading his side in an ODI World Cup for the last time, Pakistan captain Babar Azam came up with a heartfelt tweet. “Bounce back stronger. Get well soon Kane Williamson,” Babar captioned his photo with the New Zealand great.
This is not the first time Babar Azam has shown support for an opposition cricketer. He had tweeted “This too shall pass, stay strong” with a photo of Kohli and himself when the India great was having a torrid time with the bat in the England series last year.