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Watch: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson puts his dog to the test ‘in the slips’ [video]

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson recently practiced catching with his dog Sandy ‘in the slips’.

Watch: New Zealand captain Kan

Photo: KaneWilliamson/Instagram

It looks like celebrities and sport stars are getting creative when it comes to the 21-day national lockdown in South Africa and other countries amid the coronavirus outbreak. New Zealand cricketer and captain Kane Williamson recently gave his dog Sandy some catching practise in the slips with the Golden Retriever proving more than handy to the task.

It is reported that after the 29-year-old Black Caps star posted a gym selfie with Sandy on Thursday, Williamson shared a video to his 916 000 Instagram followers of an impressive piece of fielding from the canine. According to SA Cricket Magazine, Williamson posted a video on Instagram showing himself putting his dog to the test in the slips…in slow motion.

Going viral

It is reported that Williamson is in self-isolation (like many others) and is taking a rare break from cricket while the world fights the coronavirus pandemic.

Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch commented, “This … is … everything!!!”

It is said that the clip quickly went viral on other social media. ESPN journalist Annesha Ghosh shared the video to Twitter and wrote, “Kane Williamson’s dog is also bloody perfect. Setting the bar higher every single day for their respective species, these two living beings”.

‘Replicating the feat’

According to the New Zealand Herald, English cricketer Tom Banton tried to replicate the feat, but his dog did not seem as interested.

Sitting at Number four in the ICC test Batting Rankings, Williamson is considered one of cricket’s most talented players across formats. He averages 50.99 in test cricket, and was named Player of the Tournament at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

SA cricketers get creative

It is further reported that Proteas players Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo and Tabraiz Shamsi completed their personal #nohands challenge set out by CSA interim director of cricket Graeme Smith. The initiative has inspired a number of players to get creative on their social media accounts.

Meanwhile, rugby fans are keeping themselves busy while in lockdown: