first_imgNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson is one of the most loved and respected cricketers in the world and his fan base has increased even more after the Cricket World Cup 2019 due to the way he carried himself throughout the tournament, especially after the heartbreaking loss in the final.Williamson emerged as captain of the ICC World Cup XI and was also adjudged player of the tournament for scoring over 500 runs and leading him team to the final where they lost to England.Williamson is now in Sri Lanka where his team is gearing up to play a series of two Tests and three T20Is from August 14. The Kiwis are currently playing a tour match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI which started on Thursday.During the match, fans thronged the stadium to catch of glimpse of Williamson, who turned 29 on Thursday. The local fans remembered that and even brought a cake for him to celebrate his birthday.Kane Williamson – The most loved cricketer in the world celebrating his 29th birthday in an unusual way. #Champion #SLvNZ @BLACKCAPS @ThePapareSports pic.twitter.com/ZWaQbqyXPnDamith Weerasinghe (@Damith1994) August 8, 2019Williamson was seen cutting the cake with the fans while fielding at the boundary line. He even ate a piece and obliged his Sri Lankan fans with pictures.What a way to celebrate the Birthday! Kane Williamson celebrates his 29th with Sri Lankan fans eating a piece of Cake with them during the warm-up! @BLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/WyzZ86NUVHSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 8, 2019Sri Lanka Cricket posted a couple of pictures of the beautiful moment that was caught on camera on Day 1 of the tour match.advertisement”What a way to celebrate the Birthday! Kane Williamson celebrates his 29th with Sri Lankan fans eating a piece of Cake with them during the warm-up,” Sri Lanka Cricket wrote on their social media handle.Kane Williamson celebrates his 29th birthday with Sri Lankan fans. pic.twitter.com/HfWcIGaDLD Thakur (@ThakurHassam94) August 8, 2019New Zealand did not have a good day on the field though as Sri Lanka Board President’s XI managed to score 323 runs for the loss of 6 wickets on the first day with Danushka Gunathilaka scoring 98 runs while his opening partner Sadeera Samarawickrama made 80.Tour Match, Day 1 Stumps:SLPXI 323/6 (65.5 ov) Ashan Priyanjan 56*, Minod Bhanuka 14*, D Gunathilaka 98, S Samarawickrama 80, AY Patel 5/41 v New Zealand.- https://t.co/k2afB2yDhb #SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/KU8ZI3hausSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 8, 2019Spinner Ajaz Patel managed to pick up 5 wickets for the Kiwis while William Somerville grabbed one wicket. SLBP XI captain Ashan Priyanjan (56 not out) and Minod Bhanuka (14 not out) will resume the innings on Day 2.last_img read more