When India and New Zealand face each other in the semi-final today (rain willing), it will be a big occasion for both sides and nations.
More so, for the two captains.
At this point, it would be safe to assume that most people know Virat and Williamson played opposite each other in the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup, 2008. And even then, they were the captains of their respective sides.
What some people might not know, though, that it was Virat who claimed Williamson's wicket in the semi-final.
11 years ago, #ViratKohli and #KaneWilliamson faced off in the ICC U19 World Cup semi-final in Malaysia.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 7, 2019
On Tuesday, they will lead India and New Zealand in the #CWC19 semi-final at Old Trafford!
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Virat? What? See, we have proof here.
Rare Rare Video.— Cricket Blog (@blogcricket_pk) July 9, 2019
During the Semi Final of U-19 World Cup 2008. Guess who gets the Wicket of Williamson in the the match. Its none other then Virat Kohli!!!
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In the lead up to the semi-final, a journalist reminded Virat of this and here is what he said:
I got Kane’s wicket, really? I don’t think this will happen again.
While being his sweetest self, he added:
A lot of players from that World Cup from our batch, from their batch, from other teams as well, made it to their national teams & are still playing. I think it is a really nice memory. Neither me nor him could have ever anticipated that one day this will happen. When we meet tomorrow I’ll remind him. It’s nice to realise that 11 years after, we’re captaining our respective nations again in a senior World Cup.