Bradman could not take 4 runs in his last innings in the Test, so the average was not 100. For the same reason, he did not touch the milestone of 7,000 runs in Tests. Why Williamson crossed that milestone today.
This title was given by the ‘New Zealand Herald’. “Williamson surpasses Don Bradman as the best player of all time,” they headlined the Kiwi captain’s performance.
Don stopped at 6996 runs in the test. Williamson was 11 runs away from 7 thousand today. When 8 runs were added with the previous day’s 112 runs, then everyone was moved.
No, it’s not about the excitement of touching the 7,000 milestones, it’s about the way you’re batting, that’s what everyone is convinced of. The excitement goes beyond Williamson’s Bradman.
Earlier, 52 more people have done this feat. But such a fascination with the name Bradman, once again no one could resist the urge to involve him.
As the New Zealand Herald puts it, Bradman cannot be compared. It’s just a matter of honoring by opening a little hat before passing.
It may not be comparable to Bradman, but the way it is going, Williamson looks set to leave the cricket legend with a small club membership.
He got his 24th century yesterday. He holds the record for most centuries for New Zealand. Ross Taylor, who is in the second position in this innings, has increased the gap to five. He scored a record 343 for the fourth wicket with Mark Nichols on the way to the innings.
After Nichols left, Daryl climbed the run hill with Mitchell and stopped at 238. He is the third Kiwi batsman to cross the 7,000 milestones.
Unable to reach the milestone for 4 runs, Bradman did not set an unimaginable record of 7000 runs in 80 innings. That record belongs to his compatriot Steve Smith. Smith has made 7,000 in 126 innings.
Williamson needed 18 more innings than the former Australia captain. And there are 11 more people between these two. In the words of Dylan Cleaver of the New Zealand Herald, “Matthew Hayden is one of the 11 best batsmen in history to bat, ahead of Williamson!”
Williamson also removed a dissatisfaction with cricket in this innings. New Zealand captain was out for 238 runs today. No one has finished the innings with 238 runs in Test history! Only one number below two and a half hundred runs in Tests is now unprotected after today.
No one has left the field unbeaten or been out after scoring 229 runs in Tests so far.