Here's why Shimron Hetmyer has left Rajasthan Royals camp to fly back home
Chasing the target of 190, the RR openers provided the team a really good start, but in the end, Rajasthan lost a few wickets and looked in trouble. But then came the match-winning cameo from Shimron Hetmyer that totally turned the match in RR's favour and won the match for the team.
Hetmyer scored 31* off just 16 balls, including three boundaries and two maximums. The left-hander hit a six in the last over to level the score. However, on Sunday morning, the franchise shared a video featuring the left-hander, informing fans about his leaving the camp. Hetmyer has left Mumbai to fly back to Guyana.
The franchise tweeted the video, quoting that the left-hander had gone back to Guyana for the birth of his first child. However, it also mentioned that he would be joining the team soon. Hetmyer, who is also seen hugging his teammates in the video, says that it is a special emergency but don't miss him too much.
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
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It is not just the last night against PBKS. The left-hander has become a prominent force down the order for the Rajasthan Royals this season. He has scored 291 runs in 11 innings at an incredible average of 72.76.
Sanju Samson and his team registered their seventh win of the season yesterday and need one more win to qualify for the playoffs. They have three more league games left to do so. RR will lock horns next with Delhi Capitals on Wednesday at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.