Cricket's next top models? Kane Williamson and Trent Boult's awkward fashion shoot

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and David Warner in Tommy Hilfiger. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini
Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and David Warner in Tommy Hilfiger. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini

He may be Wisden's top cricketer but we're not sure if Kane Williamson has a future as a model.

The Black Caps captain and team-mate Trent Boult have posed for a fashion shoot with early pics posted on Facebook thanks to Cricket New Zealand.

Williamson, officially named by cricket's bible Wisden as the best player in the world, and Boult joined the likes of abrasive Aussie Dave Warner in India for a shoot for iconic fashion label Tommy Hilfiger who are sponsors of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team the trio play for in the IPL.

The trans-Tasman trio were joined by Shikhar Dhawan to showcase the label's spring-summer 2016 line.
"I'm always made fun of by my buddies for being not-so-fashion-forward," Williamson admitted to an Indian newspaper which covered the shoot.

"I do believe that it's extremely important to be comfortable in what you're wearing and that's what defines fashion for me.

We have been dressing in Tommy Hilfiger for two years now and I really like their clothes."

We're not sure if fashion judges would agree - especially in matching boardshorts with a dress shirt and jacket.

Boult admitted to enjoying the sponsor task.

"For me, fashion is what's in right now. I love following the latest trends in clothes, accessories and even hairstyles. Following trends really excites me and I think it's important to be up to date," said the Black Caps fast bowler.

Kane Williamson. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini
Kane Williamson. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini
Trent Boult. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini
Trent Boult. Photo / Pretika Menon for MissMalini

"I'd probably wear these pants to the golf course if I had to (points to what he is wearing). I like the watches and the polo shirts which come in the PGA Tour."

Williamson told the Hindu Times that fun away from the IPL helped keep players sane.

"It is extremely important. Sometimes you get two or three days between matches and may be a week between tours. You have to take that time to relax. It is a constant challenge. I think we are very fortunate to be doing things we loved as a child. But at the same time, when you do so much, it is important to have time away and do other things. Having that balance is most important."

Asked which of their national team-mates spends the most amount of time in front of the mirror, Williamson nominated Boult Tim Southee and Corey Anderson. Boult also went for Southee, adding "he carries a separate bag just for gel".

Williamson admitted to some apprehension about the shoot."I am one of those who get paid out for not having a good fashion sense. It is not a big part of my life to be honest."'
Cricket NZ's post awarded extra points to Williamson for his "model lean" but the hashtag of #sticktocricket said it all.

- NZ Herald

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