Stuff – First time in Black Caps training gear, Daryl Mitchell felt like a child on Christmas morning in Wellington on Monday.

Summary

  • First time in Black Caps training gear, Daryl Mitchell felt like a child on Christmas morning in Wellington on Monday.
  • Cradling his six-week-old daughter at home in Hamilton, Mitchell woke early to cheer on England, yes, England, beat Ireland in the rugby Six Nations on Sunday.
  • Then he was off to Wellington to join the Black Caps for the first time, for the Twenty20 cricket series against India, and likened opening his training kit to a child unwrapping their Christmas presents.
  • Mitchell snr’s job took the family to Perth where young Daryl went to high school but Hamilton was always home, and the silver fern badge on the black helmet the ultimate goal.
  • His first training at the Basin Reserve on Monday saw Mitchell wear official team kit for the first time.


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