Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman Shimron Hetmyer has credited head coach Ricky Ponting for his success in the Indian Premier League.
Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 16 off simply 4 balls in DC’s seven-wicket win over Punjab Kings in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The West Indian, who got here in to bat at No.5, following skipper Rishabh Pant’s (14) dismissal in seventeenth over, smashed two sixes and a 4 off pacer Riley Meredith in the following over. “I’ve solely been right here [with DC] for 2 years. And throughout this time, Ponting has helped me in terms of positivity. He has given us the liberty to mainly exit and specific ourselves. He is at all times there to again a participant and hold pushing you to do your finest,” Hetmyer stated on the post-match digital press convention on Sunday evening.
In six IPL-14 video games thus far, Hetmyer has scored 84 runs at a strike charge of 204. At the 2020 version, he had scored 185 runs from 12 video games at a strike charge was 148.
Hetmyer added that his IPL expertise has helped him do nicely for West Indies. “Here [at the IPL], I’ve learnt to get an perception into my recreation. I’ve to maintain making an attempt to get extra constant and to maintain that positivity. In the West Indies crew, I bat a bit of bit greater, so there is a bit more accountability. I’ve to in all probability play lesser pictures, nevertheless it nonetheless helps to have that positivity on the again of your thoughts. At any level, you may simply flip a swap and be the aggressor,” stated Hetmyer, 24, who has performed 16 Tests, 45 ODIs and 27 T20Is for the Windies, scoring 2,647 worldwide runs.
On Sunday, opener Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 69 off 47 balls (6×4, 2×6) set the muse as DC comfortably chased down Punjab’s 166-6, with 14 balls to spare.