"It can't just be pressure applied over two days of good cricket and then you suddenly are not a good test side anymore".
Both have been there during dark times for the NZ cricket team.
Tim Paine's prediction of a 'comfortable' India win over the Blackcaps has come back to bite him.
Kane Williamson's men have been paid the ultimate compliment by New Zealand's greatest player.
The newly crowned test champions will now return to COVID-19 quarantine in New Zealand.
The sports world has been abuzz with reaction to New Zealand's triumphant performance in the World Test Championship final.
The seamer was named Player of the Match in the World Test Championship final.
Our European correspondent finally put the ghosts of past defeat and COVID-19 to rest.
The retiring 35-year-old has enjoyed a swansong for the ages, departing as a World Test Championship winner.