Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) : Following the four-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Shimron Hetmyer said that he was trying to finish the game in 18 overs.
Dhruv Jurel’s final over six clinched the victory for Rajasthan Royals and ended Punjab Kings’ hopes of sealing their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 playoffs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.
‘I was trying to see how fast we can get the game finished. I was actually trying to get the game finished in 18 overs, but I guess I did not get enough of the strike to do that. I had a little dip in the middle, but that is how cricket goes sometimes. (On the duel with Sam Curran) It is always good to have someone say something to me, it does not really happen much. I really enjoyed it today, giving me a little bit more confidence and a little bit more energy to execute and do what I need to do. (What was said by Curran?) Not anything I can disclose here to be honest),’ said Hetmyer in a post-match presentation.
In 14 matches, Hetmyer has scored 299 runs at an average of 37.37 and a strike rate of 151.77. He has scored one half-century in the tournament, with a best score of 56*.