NZ vs PAK : ‘Thank you for picking me to be the coin toss kid… Some day I want to be a Blackcap,’ toss mascot pens down emotional message to New Zealand Cricket


Young Will with captains Kane Williamson and Shaheen Shah AfridiToss mascot Will, who participated in the coin toss during the second T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan, has written a heartfelt message expressing gratitude to the New Zealand players and cricket team.

The little one wrote,

Thank you for picking me to be the coin toss kid at the Blackcaps vs Pakistan game in Seddon Park, Hamilton that was played last night. I really liked it and I and I got most players signatures on my bat I was a little nervous to start with but every one was nice to me.

Will also mentioned that he aspires to become a New Zealand cricketer one day.

Someday I want to be a Blackcap myself. Thanks for letting me do that last night.

Toss mascot's letter.Will was also seen taking pictures with leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and Daryl Mitchell, as posted by the Blackcaps on their social media handles.

Will’s joy continued to soar as the evening progressed, witnessing his supported team thrash Pakistan by 21 runs in the game. He was treated to a blistering knock from Finn Allen, who made 74 runs from 41 balls, setting a cracking pace early on in the New Zealand innings. Allen formed crucial partnerships, putting on 59 runs in 5.1 overs with Devon Conway (20) for the first wicket and 52 runs in 4.9 overs with Williamson before the Kiwi captain retired hurt on 26.

Chasing 195, Pakistan started well but stumbled in the second half of its innings, getting bowled out for 173 in the 20th over. Initially, they seemed on course to level the series when Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman made half-centuries in an 87-run partnership for the third wicket.

However, Ben Sears, Adam Milne, and Southee helped New Zealand put the brakes on Pakistan at the end of its innings. Milne claimed four for 33, Sears two for 28, Southee two for 31, and Ish Sodhi took two for 33 after conceding 19 runs from his first over.

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