‘Blessing and curse’: Shimron Hetmyer explains the role of a finisher | Cricket News

Apr13,2024



New Delhi: Shimron HetmyerOn the strength of explosive batting, Rajasthan Royals achieved a thrilling three-wicket win over Punjab Kings at the Maharaja Yadvendra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Chandigarh on Saturday.
With this victory, Rajasthan Royals have retained their position at the top of the points table. They have 10 points from 6 matches – 5 wins and 1 loss. With Punjab Kings restricted to 147/8 in their 20 overs, Rajasthan Royals faced a challenging target, especially after getting out. Riyan Parag And Dhruv Jurel,
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However, entering the field under pressure, Hetmyer displayed his ability as a finisher and scored an unbeaten 27 off just 10 balls.
Despite limited opportunities with the bat throughout the season, Hetmyer's onslaught included four fours and three sixes, culminating in the winning shot that ensured victory for RR with one ball to spare.
“(On finishing the game) It's just practice, I try to bat properly in the nets first as much as possible and then when everyone has finished, I go back and try my best to hit sixes.” It's a blessing and a curse (the finisher). As clear as possible,'' Hetmyer said after the match.
“Even in the last over when I missed the first two balls, he (Boult) came to me and said, “Don't worry, we've got this,” and I was able to feed off his energy and him. had actually worked. I would have taken it (with 2 runs needed off 2 balls). I spoke to Boulty and he said, “After he said that, I was like, even if I didn't get the second “One, I will try my best to take a single. Even if we don't win it, at least tie it. I was really looking to take a single or a double and then the full toss came and I tried to hit it. That for those who were inside, being away from family, the only way you can sustain yourself is to enjoy every moment here,'' Hetmyer said.
Now on Tuesday, Rajasthan Royals will face Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.



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