The coach for the New Zealand Cricket team, Mike Hesson was of the notion that even though his captain – Kane Williamson – will take their whitewash at the Australian series hard, he needs to learn just how to share the burden.
Last week, Saturday to be precise saw the wounded and weary New Zealanders catch the early flight out of Melbourne. They will rejoin their domestic Twenty20 sides. On December 23, they will reassemble in Christchurch to prepare for the one day series opener on Boxing Day holding in Bangladesh.
Williamson was without Ross Taylor, his trusty deputy during the series in Australia. However, Taylor would be looking forward to a comeback in January for the Bangladesh Tests.
The pain of this 3-0 whitewash will linger for a while for the New Zealand captain, especially considering their 68 runs, which was the closest losing margin in Sydney.
And when asked what lessons his captain had learnt from the defeat, Hesson had some advice to offer.
“You can’t do it all yourself. Kane tried everything he could on this tour,” Hesson said.
“Over here you’ve got to keep attacking and keep taking wickets and that’s something that does take a little bit of confidence, and confidence in your players to do that.”
Hesson was added that the previous week had not been as favorable as they would have hoped for which left them quite disappointed. He also believes they did not do as well as he would have wished for, considering that the team they were up against was a very good side.
“We haven’t played as well as we’d like against a very good side. We knew we’d have to play incredibly well and we didn’t, and Kane like everybody else will take that to heart but it will also drive us in areas we know we were deficient in.”