The 66th match of the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 featured a conflict between the Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings and the inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium, in Dharamsala, on Friday, Could 19.
By the excellence of Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran, and Shahrukh Khan, Punjab posted 187 runs on the board within the first innings. Coming in to chase the goal, wonderful knocks by Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, and Devdutt Padikkal propelled the Sanju Samson-led facet to an excellent win.
Nonetheless, throughout the run chase, issues began to warmth up between English all-rounders Sam Curran and Shimron Hetmyer. It was within the seventeenth over of the second innings, when Curran supposedly dismissed Hetmyer off the fifth ball of the over. Nonetheless, the Windies batter was deemed not out after he reviewed the choice.
After the umpire instantly raised his finger to dismiss Hetmyer at first, curren Dig in by saying one thing to the 26-year-old. The change of phrases between the 2 gamers stays unclear. Curran continued on the very subsequent ball of the over when Hetmyer hit the ball straight into the English all-rounder’s arms. Moreover, the drama did not cease there as Hetmyer hit Curran for a boundary within the nineteenth over, stored his bat held excessive, held the pose, and ran round Curran.
Hetmyer scored 46 runs in 28 deliveries, and his knock was essential for Rajasthan in profitable the conflict towards Punjab and maintaining their playoff hopes alive.
It is good to have somebody say one thing to me: Hetmyer
After Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by 4 wickets, Hetmyer got here ahead to replicate on the scenario with Curran. The center-order batsman opined that when somebody says one thing to him, it provides him the arrogance to execute.
“It is all the time good to have somebody say one thing to me, it would not actually occur a lot. I actually loved it right now, giving me just a little bit extra confidence and just a little bit extra power to execute and do what I must do. What was stated by Curran?) Not something I can disclose right here, to be sincere,” Hetmyer stated within the post-match presentation.