GT vs RR: Shimron Hetmyer Doesn’t Like Easy Situations


Last Update on: April 16th, 2023 at 11:47 pm

Sanju Samson has expressed his delight over Rajasthan Royals’ stunning 3-wicket win over reigning champions Gujarat Titans on Sunday (April 16) in IPL 2023.

Chasing 178, the Royals crossed the finishing line in the very final over of the match. Sanju Samson led his team from the very front, scoring a fighting fifty to lay the foundation for the chase. Chasing 178, Rajasthan Royals were in deep trouble after losing their in-form openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) and Jos Buttler (0) for just 4 runs.

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With Devdutt Padikkal (26) and Riyan Parag (5) also failing to score big, the Royals found themselves reeling at 55 for 4 in the 11th over. Sanju Samson, however, remained firm at his end and went on to score a 29-ball fifty. He and Shimron Hetmyer shared a 59-run stand to revive the chase.

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When Samson was dismissed for 60, Hetmyer took charge with the bat. The in-form West Indian smashed a 25-ball fifty and scored an unbeaten 56 to help the Royals pull off a stunning win.

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Very happy to compete in such a game and come out on top – Sanju Samson on the win

Speaking after the game, Sanju Samson started by saying that he was delighted to compete and win such a tough game against quality opposition.

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“When you play quality opponents on a quality wicket, you get such games. Very happy to compete in such a game and come out on top. It was important to rotate our bowlers, they were playing some quality cricket and we had to respect that. The whole team came up well today and we could restrict them to around 170. The start we had, it shows how good a wicket this was.

“The new ball the quality of swing bowling was good and we had to respect that. But today Zampa coming was a way to match-up with the opponents. He was the match-up for Miller and almost got the wicket, but the catch was dropped,” said Samson.

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He finished by heaping praise on Hetmyer’s performance in pressure situation, saying: “He doesn’t like easy situations, we like putting him in such situations because he usually wins us such situations.”

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