You can be the leader of cricket’s World Test Champions, but getting the best hire car deal isn’t automatic, as Kane Williamson discovered.

You can be the leader of crickets World Test Champions, but youre still not guaranteed the best hire car deal.
After being severely tested at the crease in the WTC final win over India last week, Kane Williamsons driving skills have been given another thorough examination after the Black Caps captain was given a manual rental car rather than an automatic to drive while playing in the English county cricket Twenty20 competition.
Williamson told Cricbuzz that he had to summon up the trademark concentration he uses for his test knocks to avoid stalling.
The 37-year-old hasn’t decided if the World Test Championship final will be his last match, but feels he still has something to offer.
To be honest, I wasnt thrilled when I got into my rental car and it was a manual, Williamson told Cricbuzz writer Bharat Sundaresan.
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After not having driven a manual car for so many years, I was thinking sheesh I just need to make sure Im focused here and not try to stall.
Just like he guided his team to a memorable eight-wicket victory in the final in Southampton, Williamson was able to guide the car safely to his destination.
Rather than enjoying the countryside, I was pretty switched on to my GPS and making sure I was changing gears smoothly.