Lauding his nation’s medical doctors and healthcare employees battling the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Thursday mentioned these are the individuals who really perceive what it means to be beneath stress — a phrase so typically thrown round in sports activities. Writing in ‘New Zealand Herald’, Williamson addressed the medical doctors, nurses, and caregivers who’re on the front-line to battle the lethal outbreak, which has claimed greater than 21,000 lives globally. “Events of the past few days have made it clear we’re living through a health crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen. There will no doubt be times in the coming days when the scale of what we’re facing will seem overwhelming,” he wrote.
“We’re so grateful you have our backs. People talk about the pressure sportsmen and women are under to perform, but the truth is we get to do something we love every day for a living. We play games,” he famous.
In New Zealand, the variety of confirmed COVID-19 circumstances stands at 262 however there have not been any deaths thus far. “Real pressure is working to save lives. Real pressure is going into work each day while putting your own personal safety on the line for the good of others,” Williamson noticed.
The right-handed batsman, one of the crucial revered modern-day cricketers who leads a group admired for its grace and fairplay, mentioned he needs his nation’s well being employees to at all times know that all the nation is firmly standing by them on this disaster. “It’s an unlimited accountability that may solely be carried out by the very best sort of individuals: those that put the higher good forward of all else.
As Black Caps, we all know how superb it feels to have the assist of a rustic behind you. “In that very same vein, we’d like you to know you are not alone. We need you to know that there is a complete nation behind you,” he mentioned.
“We will get by means of this and you’re a large purpose why,” he added.
Williamson led New Zealand to the ultimate of the ODI World Cup in England final 12 months. The aspect misplaced the ultimate to the hosts in an unprecedented boundary count-back after scores had been tied even after the Super Over. Williamson and his group had been lauded for displaying grace in what was a crushing defeat.