Shimron Hetmyer Biography – An outstanding cricketer from West Indies whose batting style resembles the great Brian Lara!
Family Background of Shimron Hetmyer:
Shimron Hetmyer was born on December 26, 1996, in Cumberland, Guyana. His father, Gladston Hetmyer, used to work in a sugar estate. His mother, Ingrid Hetmyer, is a homemaker.
He has two sisters, Shonelle and Shonette, and one elder brother named Seon Hetmyer. Shimron is the youngest among the four siblings.
His elder brother also used to play cricket but later decided to carry forward his father’s business. Even his father also had played some cricket back in the days, and this could be the reason, perhaps, that his children started playing cricket.
Hetmyer is married to his long-relationship girlfriend Nirvani Hetmyer.
Hetmyer was involved in playing cricket from the age of nine only.
He started playing cricket when he was in Rose Hall Estate Primary School. And soon, he became a member of a local cricket club named Young Warriors Cricket Club.
Subsequently, he joined Berbice High School, continued playing cricket for the club, and eventually became captain of the team.
Then, he played for Guyana (under 15s, 17s, and 19s) and Berbice under 19s cricket teams.
Shimron Hetmyer Biography:
|Shimron Hetmyer's Profile:|
|Full Name||Shimron Odilon Hetmyer|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1996|
|Age||26 years, 11 months (in 2023)|
|Birth Place||Cumberland, Berbice, Guyana|
|School||Berbice High School|
|College||Berbice High School|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||2 Sisters (Shonelle and Shonette) and 1 Brother (Sheon)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Major Teams||West Indies, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s, Guyana, Guyana Under-19s, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals.Rajasthan Royals|
|West Indies vs Pakistan at Kingston (April 21, 2017)|
|ODI Debut||New Zealand vs West Indies at Whangarei (December 20, 2017)|
|T20I Debut||New Zealand vs West Indies at Mount Maunganui (January 01, 2018)|
|First-Class Debut||Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago at Providence (April 11, 2014)|
|List-A Debut||Trinidad & Tobago vs West Indies Under-19s at Scarborough (January 16, 2015)|
|T-20 Debut||St Lucia Zouks vs Guyana Amazon Warriors at Gros Islet (July 24, 2016)|
Cricket Career of Hetmyer:
On April 11, 2014, Hettie made his first-class debut for Guyana against Trinidad & Tobago in Providence’s Regional Four Day Competition. It wasn’t a good start for him, as he could only manage to score a total of seven runs in both innings.
The subsequent year, on January 16, 2015, he made his List-A debut for West Indies Under-19s against the same team where he also scored his maiden List-A half-century.
On April 21, 2017, Shimron Hetmyer made his international Test debut for West Indies against Pakistan at Kingston. He scored 11 runs in the first innings and 20 runs in the second innings.
The same year, on December 20, he played his first One-Day International match against New Zealand. He scored 29 runs in the game, including four fours.
Soon, On January 01, 2018, Hettie made his T20I debut which was called off later, as the rain stopped the game. He later became part of the 2021 T20I World Cup.
On October 09, 2013, Shimron made his Under-19s debut for West Indies with Jofra Archer, who is currently playing for the England cricket team.
Later, he played in the 2013 ICC Under-19 World Cup, which didn’t go well. In the first match, he got out at the score of 0 by Kagiso Rabada. He scored only 91 runs in the whole tournament.
He was once again selected for the Under-19 World Cup (2016) squad, but this time he was playing as the team’s captain. Like his last world cup first match, he got out at the score of 0, but the only difference was Sam Curran.
However, he played two brilliant knocks against Pakistan and Bangladesh, leading his team to the world cup final. Later, West Indies won their first-ever Under-19 World Cup title under the leadership of Hetmyer by defeating India in the final of the tournament.
On July 24, 2016, Hetmyer played his first and the only match for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2016 Caribbean Premier League.
In the next season of the CPL, he played for the same team and scored his debut fifty in the very first match of the season. He scored a total of 440 runs in the tournament, including one century and two half-centuries.
At the 2019 IPL auction, RCB bought him at Rs 4.20 Crore. He played five matches in that season and ended up with a total of 90 runs. He also scored his maiden IPL fifty against the SRH.
Then, in the 2019 CPL, he continued playing with the same team and made 224 runs in 11 matches.
Later, Delhi Capitals (DC) bought Hetmyer at a whopping price of Rs. 7.75 crore for the 2020 IPL season and remained with the team for the next season.
Facts about Shimron Hetmyer:
- He holds the record for the fastest century in an ODI match by a West Indies cricketer against England.
- He is the youngest batsman to score a century in the CPL.
- If not a cricketer, he would be a footballer.
- He is the quickest West Indies batsman to score 5 ODI centuries.
- He idolizes the former West Indies batsman, Brian Lara, as a cricketer.
- His favorite movie is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the jersey number of Shimron?
Ans: Jersey no. 2.
Q2: Who is the wife of Shimron Hetmyer?
Ans: Nirvani Umrao Hetmyer
Q3: What is the height of Shimron Hetmyer?
Ans: 5ft. 10” (1.78 m or 178 cm)
Q4: Is Hetmyer a wicket-keeper?
Ans: No, he’s just a regular batsman.
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