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New Zealand skipper Williamson idolises Tendulkar

IANS  |  Kolkata 

on Sunday said he idolised batting maestro as a youngster.

"Some of my favourite cricketers have been Indians. Indian Tendulkar, I met him during my debut for We were playing against each other, and I was looking at what he was doing. That was a bit of distraction," Williamson told reporters during a promotional event of Rupa, one of the largest manufacturer of celebrating its 50 years with Sunrisers

Williamson is also the of table-toppers who have won three successive games to start their campaign on a high.

"The first time I met him was in my debut game for I was watching him on the field, wondering what he was doing. It was a really nice experience. He is a legend of the game," said Williamson who is rated as one of the best batsmen of his times along with Virat Kohli, and

In his debut Test in Ahmedabad eight years back, Williamson scored 131 in the first innings and did not get a chance to bat in the second as the match ended in a draw.

Besides Tendulkar, the MS-Dhoni led Indian team had the likes of Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman in their ranks.

"There were so many great players in the team. Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman...they are such fantastic people...open to talk to about the game of

"I was 19-20 and it was great opportunity to get alongside the legends of the game and pick their brains," Williamson, 27, added.

Williamson, who scored 50 to help SRH fashion their third straight win against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, was flanked by opener Shikhar Dhawan, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, and bowling and former Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 19:36 IST
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