Sri Lankan fans react as they give cake to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. Photograph:( AFP )
A group of Sri Lankan fans arranged a special treat on the sidelines for Kane Williamson
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson celebrated his 29th birthday with Sri Lankan fans in a very special way during a warm-up match on Thursday.
A group of fans at Katunayake's Air Force Ground had gathered with cake on the sidelines of the stadium. During the drinks break, Williamson walked up to the fans and cut the cake and also posed for selfies.
Ahead of the Test series, Williamson-led team and Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI are playing a three-day practice match.
Sri Lanka Cricket tweeted pictures of the moment and wrote: "What a way to celebrate the Birthday! Kane Williamson celebrates his 29th with Sri Lankan fans eating a piece of Cake with them during the warm-up! @BLACKCAPS."
New Zealand are touring to Sri Lanka to play two Tests and three T20 Internationals. The first Test against will be played in Galle starting August 14, and the second will begin on August 22 at Colombo's P Sara stadium.
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Williamson was hailed for his graceful acceptance of New Zealand's heart-breaking defeat against England via boundary count in the final of this year's 50-overs World Cup.