Shimron Hetmyer costs Chennai ton towards India as his ‘best one’

Shimron Hetmyer costs Chennai ton towards India as his ‘best one’

Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer described his match-winning 139 towards India in the first one-dayer right here as the first-class knock of his career but stated he would have been happier had he finished off the game.

Hetmyer used to be out in the 39th over after stitching 218 runs for the second wicket with fellow centurion Shai Hope (102 not out), with the West Indies at the stage desiring 59 runs from 11.2 overs with eight wickets in hand.

Hope and Nicholas Pooran (29 now not out) eventually chased down the goal of 288 with thirteen balls to spare.

“This is my absolute best rating in worldwide cricket, so this would be the nice one. It’s constantly quality chasing a rating than a setting one. Chasing and taking the crew domestic is a an awful lot higher feeling. Sad that I didn’t end the game, but it’s a work in development for me,” Hetmyer said a the post-match press conference.


He said he simply kept it simple and batting with Hope also made it simpler as they have true grasp between them.

“We just hold it simple due to the fact we’ve performed with each different for pretty a whilst now. So, I be aware of his recreation and he is aware of mine. So, basically when we’re batting together, most of the time, I’m the aggressor and he’s the character who sticks round and bats around,” said Hetmyer who faced 106 deliveries in the course of his knock.

“And if he gets the boundary ball, he puts it away. For us, it’s continually nice batting with someone like him due to the fact he’s going to make positive you get the strike as a lot as possible and it’s less difficult to execute,” he added.


His career-best knock also got here just before the IPL auction on December 19 however the 22-year-old batsman said he was not questioning an awful lot about the upcoming cash-rich T20 league at the moment.

Asked if he was once attempting to show a point with a ton days earlier than the IPL auction, he said for him it was about enjoying his batting.

“To me it’s about playing my batting, it’s cricket, from time to time you rating runs and from time to time you don’t. Didn’t have the best IPL (2019 season), it’s a best experience, it continually helps you to come lower back a lot better from there. I simply strive as a good deal as viable to put that behind me,” he said.

The left-handed batsman played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019 season, scoring 90 runs from 5 matches. The IPL public sale will be held on December 19 in Kolkata.

Asked about the pitch which regarded to be gradual when India batted, he said, “For me, there wasn’t simply a lot slowness. There used to be dew as well, which is constantly a factor batting 2nd in India. The ball didn’t actually cease as much, it just stuck in the pitch a little bit when the seamers bowled cutters.”

Hetmyer said he had learnt a lot from experienced gamers whilst turning out for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League.

“It used to be a true experience (playing in CPL), challenging. Playing alongside some of the pleasant players in international cricket, it helps you as well, they share information with you and you just have a again and forth conversation on how they go about doing their stuff. “Even Polly (captain Kieron Pollard) as well, he is one of the best finishers in world cricket, simply to speak to him in the dressing room and how he goes about his stuff. Even (Chris) Gayle, on how starts offevolved his innings, overall it’s very satisfactory to have these guys around,” he added.