Rajasthan Royals batter Shimron Hetmyer was unavailable for the team’s last fixture against Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL. The West Indian cricketer had returned to Guyana for the birth of his first child.
Much to the delight of RR fans, the West Indies left-hander is now back in Mumbai for the remaining matches of this year’s IPL.
The franchise took to Twitter earlier today to request Hetmyer to return for their upcoming fixtures.
The 25-year-old responded to Rajasthan’s tweet in Hindi to confirm his return. The southpaw’s return will be a major boost for the inaugural champions as they look to bounce back after their eight-wicket loss to DC.
Rajasthan Royals posted on Twitter:
“Gulaabi baalo wale Hettie, laut aao.”
Gulaabi baalo wale Hettie, laut aao 😂 pic.twitter.com/OcLTwF0McX
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 14, 2022
“Idhar hi hoon.” “Here I am”
Idhar hi hoon
— Shimron Hetmyer (@SHetmyer) May 14, 2022
Shimron Hetmyer has managed 291 runs from eleven appearances so far this season.
The power-hitter has a fantastic strike rate of 166.29 along with an impressive batting average of 72.75 to his name.
The Royals have two matches remaining and have a good chance of finishing in the top four if they win at least one of those fixtures.
The Rajasthan Royals will next be seen in action on Sunday (May 15) when they take on Lucknow Super Giants in the 63rd league match of the season and side will lock horns with defending champions the Chennai Super Kings in their final league match on May 20.