New Zealand and West Indies are currently in the squad for the first Test of the two-match series. However, before the game started on opening day, Williamson embraced Roach because he had recently lost his father, Andrew Smith.
Windies Cricket posted a photo on their Twitter handle, showing Williamson embracing Roach. Immediately after the photo was posted, many users responded to Williamson’s admiration of how he approached the ‘Gentleman’s Game’.
The CWI expresses deep condolences to Kemar Roach and his family over the death of his father. #MenInMaroon… https://t.co/DGdWj9onrO
– Winds Cricket 1606965809000
New Zealand and West Indies players wore black sleeves on the opening day in Roach’s honor.
“On behalf of the CWI and the West Indies cricket team, I would like to extend my condolences to Kamer and his family on their return home. Losing a loved one is never easy and we want to extend our full support to Kamer during this difficult time. Together, we have been immensely supportive, ”Winds team manager Raul Lewis said in an official announcement.
Fifties by Tom Latham and captain Kane Williamson proved crucial to New Zealand, as West Indies kept bowlers at bay on the opening day of Thursday’s first Test at Seddon Park. On the stump, New Zealand’s score of 243/2 was read in the crease by Williamson and Ross Taylor. If the skipper is unbeaten on 97, the company will give him a senior campaigner, Taylor 31.
Captain Williamson also scored 1,000 Test runs at Seddon Park. He joined Taylor as the only cricketer to score 1,000 or more runs.