In the latest developments, Rajasthan Royals’ batter Shimron Hetmyer has left the team’s camp to fly back to Guyana for the birth of his first child. The inaugural season champions confirmed the news by sharing a video on the official Twitter handle on the 8th of May (Sunday).
The Caribbean batter has left Mumbai to fly back to Guyana, and he will be joining back Rajasthan Royals after his child’s birth. Hetmyer has been instrumental to the Royals’ strong run in the ongoing season as the left-handed southpaw has amassed 291 runs in 11 matches at a brilliant strike rate of over 166.
He has been handling the finishing duties for the Team in Pink with blistering cameos lower down the order. A few hours before leaving the RR’s camp, Shimron Hetmyer played a match-winning knock against Punjab Kings, scoring unbeaten 31 runs off 16 deliveries to seal the chase. Courtesy of the Hetmyer’s efforts, Rajasthan Royals registered a six-wicket win over Punjab Kings. They have inched closer to the playoffs with seven wins and four losses after eleven games.
Rajasthan Royals gave their best wishes to Shimron Hetmyer
“Shimron Hetmyer has travelled back to Guyana early morning today for the imminent birth of his first child. We are helping him in every way we can, and our best wishes are with him and his wife Nirvani,” read an official statement from former champions.
“We look forward to Shimron then returning to Mumbai, and resuming duties at the Royals for the remainder of our matches in IPL 2022. All the best, Hettie. We can’t wait to have you back, this time as a father!” the statement concluded.
Shimron Hetmyer has travelled back to Guyana early morning today for the imminent birth of his first child, but he’ll be back soon. 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 8, 2022
Given the impact Hetmyer has had on Rajasthan Royals’ season, the Jaipur-based franchise would want their star back as soon as possible. However, the Royals have able backups in Rassie van der Dussen and Jimmy Neesham on the bench.