Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals’ explosive middle order batsman, Shimron Hetmyer, has temporarily left for Guyana for the birth of his first child, the franchise announced on Sunday (May 8). Hetmyer and his wife Nirvani are set to welcome their first kid together.
Rajasthan has posted a video that the Guyanese cricketer has flown back to his country, but will join back with the Royals’ squad for the remainder of the tournament.
In the video Hetmyer’s teammates were showering wishes on him on this joyous occasion. Hetmyer also told the camera that the babies are born only once, that’s the reason he has chosen to be with his wife and family in these hours.
“We are helping him (Hetymer) in every way we can, and our best wishes are with him and his wife Nirvani,” the Royals said on their official Twitter handle.
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
They also said that Hetymer would return to Mumbai soon and resume his duties for the franchise for the remaining matches of the IPL.
“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!” it further added.
Hetmyer is one of the key reasons behind RR’s good campaign this season as they now need a couple of points in the next three matches to enter the IPL 2022 playoffs. Hetmyer has been in superb form in IPL 2022 having scored 291 runs in 11 innings at a brilliant average of 72.75 and strike rate of 166.28.