Big-hitting West Indian batter Shimron Hetmyer joined the Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season.
The West Indian left-hander, known for his aggressive hitting, was purchased by RR for ₹8.5 crore at the IPL auction last month. Hetmyer earlier represented Delhi Capitals (DC).
He had a decent 2021 season, scoring 242 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 168.05.
The 25-year-old was purchased by RR at the IPL 2022 mega auction for ₹8.5 crore. He recently arrived to join the franchise ahead of this year’s season, sporting pink hair (pink is the color of RR’s jersey).
In a Q&A session posted on Rajasthan’s Twitter account, the West Indian opened up about the secret behind changing the colors of his hair. He said:
“This actually came out from last year. My wife is the color genius behind the whole thing. Last year, when I was in Delhi, she was there as well and she was like why don’t you color your hair blue just to see what it looks like? You know, let’s see if you enjoy it.’ And I was like okay sure no problem.”
Continuing the story, Hetmyer added:
“And after that she was like ‘okay this year you’re in pink so let’s do pink’. Last year, she was saying that she was wondering what my hair would look like in pink. So, I guess I am here in pink.”
During the Q&A session, Hetmyer named New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as his all-time favorite cricketer. Sharing his reasons for the same, he said:
“Kane Williamson is someone that I look up to in terms of how he goes about his game and how he bats. He is basically someone simple. He at least seems like someone simple when he goes about how he makes runs and so on.
I really try as much as possible to instill some of that in my game. Keep my game as simple as possible and stay in my little bubble and go about making runs my way.”
Asked to name his top four current Test players, he picked Williamson, Mitchell Starc, Virat Kohli and Jason Holder.
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