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“Why Test? That was his best format!” Twitter reacts as Kane Williamson steps down as Test captain of New Zealand

Kane Williamson led New Zealand in 38 Tests, bagging 22 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses.

Fans on Twitter reacted after Kane Williamson steps down as Test captain of New Zealand. They expressed their disappointment with the decision and said that the batter shouldn’t have left captaincy in this format as this is his best format.

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Kane Williamson steps down as Test captain of New Zealand

In what has been the latest development, Kane Williamson on Thursday (15th December) stepped down as the skipper of the New Zealand Test team. The right-hander led the Black Caps for six long years in this format. He, however, will captain the team in ODIs and T20Is.

Kane Williamson led New Zealand in 38 Tests, bagging 22 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. However one of the main highlight of his Test captaincy career was when he led his side to the inaugural World Test Championship title.

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Tim Southee will now lead New Zealand in Tests with Tom Latham behind his deputy. The fast bowler will become the 31st Test captain of the Black Caps and will begin his duties with the upcoming series against Pakistan.

Speaking on his decision to step down as skipper, Kane Williamson said: Captaining the BLACKCAPS in Test cricket has been an incredibly special honour,” Williamson said in a statement. For me, Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game and I’ve enjoyed the challenges of leading the side in the format. Captaincy comes with an increased workload on and off the field and at this stage of my career I feel the time is right for this decision.

“After discussions with NZC, we felt that continuing to captain the white-ball formats was preferable with two World Cups in the next two years. I’m excited to support Tim as captain and Tom as vice-captain. Having played with both of them for most of my career, I’m confident they’ll do a great job.”

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Fans on Twitter react as Kane Williamson steps down from the New Zealand Test captaincy

As Kane Williamson stepped down from the New Zealand Test captaincy, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They were not happy with Williamson’s decision as they feel that this has been his best format and he should’ve continued captaining the team in the longest format of the game. Here are some of the reactions:

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