Rajasthan Royals on Sunday (May 8) said that their West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer has left for Guyana for the birth of their first child.
“We are helping him (Hetmyer) in whatever way we can and our best wishes are with him and his wife Nirvani,” the Royals said on their official Twitter handle.
He also said that Hetmyer will return to Mumbai soon and resume his duties for the franchise for the remainder of the IPL.
Shimron Hetmyer is back in Guyana early today for the impending birth of her first child, but she will be back soon.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 8 May 2022
“We expect Shimron to return to Mumbai again and rejoin the Royals for the rest of his matches in IPL 2022,” the franchise said.
Notably, Hetmyer has been in excellent form in IPL 2022, scoring 291 runs in 11 innings at an impressive average of 72.75 and a strike rate of 166.28.
He is one of the major reasons behind RR’s good campaign this season as they now need some points in the next three matches to enter the IPL 2022 playoffs.
Meanwhile, RR could replace Hetmyer with James Neesham or Rassie van der Dussen or Daryl Mitchell.
Royals, who defeated Punjab Kings in their previous match, will play Delhi Capitals in their next match.