Shimron Hetmyer is known as the emerging talent when it comes to limited over format and recently he has joined Rajasthan Royals franchise who was brought by later by a whopping amount of 8.5 crore in recently concluded IPL auction.
He also talked about coach and director of cricket of Rajasthan Royals Kumar Sangakkara in detail where he added that he would love to pick the brains of the legendary player turned coach and want to improve certain aspects of his game in limited over formats.
“It’s very exciting to play under someone like Kumar Sangakkara. A legend of the game, I’ve heard some amazing things about him and can’t wait to get his brains on certain aspects of my game, that can help become better not just in the white-ball format but also in the longer version of the game with the red ball,” Hetmyer said in a release issued by the franchise.
“I’m really excited to get going for the Royals. I’ve heard some really nice things about the franchise from my good friend Evin Lewis, and I can’t wait to get going and just enjoy myself as part of the squad,” the West Indian southpaw said.
A question was asked about his high price tag and he mellowed down that question and added that he is focusing on the role team management would tell him to do in the upcoming marquee event.
“There’s no pressure of the price tag on me, it’s a challenge to help the Royals when I’m out there. The price tag does not really matter to me, it’s the runs I score that help contribute to the team’s cause that matter,” he said.
“I’m ready for any role the team needs me to perform. It’s imperative to do well as a player in the squad. And at my end, as I’ve always believed, is to just give myself that chance to be out there and the performance will come, no matter what the situation of the game is.”
At last he stressed on his IPL journey till date to which he concluded about his experience of playing with RCB and the challenges he faced as it was his first IPL and the cash rich league is not easy for young player to shine considering the pressure the tournament offers on platter.
“My first season in the IPL at RCB was a challenging one, for a young player, and being the only West Indian in the squad was a tough one to start off in franchise cricket,” said the West Indian.
“IPL, in general, has been a wonderful learning experience that has taught me to look at myself and my game differently and has enabled me to learn and develop the right processes.” Concluded Hetmyer.