'I don't remember, either,' Kane Williamson stumped by young fan's Chappell-Hadlee question
It was one of the memorable matches of the home cricket summer, but it seems the jam-packed schedule sometimes blends into one for New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Williamson was left lost for words by seven-year-old cricket fan Jimi Samuels who got the opportunity to interview his sporting hero in front of the cameras.
The question was reasonable enough: "The Chappell-Hadlee at Eden Park last season, how do you remember the finish?"
Williamson's renowned nimble footwork deserted him. "Ahhh ... you mean the last game?" asked a smiling but flummoxed Williamson, turning to media minders Callum Elder and Willy Nicholls for assistance.
Both chimed in to remind Williamson of his starring role in the match-winning run out, after Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis' brutal innings that almost won it for the visitors in January.
"Oh, that game. Sheesh. That was a frustrating game for a long period of time. That guy was whacking it everywhere. Remember the guy, Stoinis? You don't remember? I don't remember either."
The Black Caps spent the afternoon with Heart Kids children and their families. The organisation provides support to those with childhood heart conditions.
Last season might have been a hectic one for Williamson but there's been no international cricket for the Black Caps since their early exit from the Champions Trophy in June.
Just back from the Caribbean Premier League, Williamson will next lead New Zealand in the first one-day international against India in Mumbai on October 22.