Twitter reactions: Shimron Hetmyer’s late flourish powers RR to thrilling win over PBKS in IPL 2024

Apr 13, 2024

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The 27th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 saw a thrilling clash between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday. The exciting game, which went down to the wire at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, witnessed the Royals securing a victory by 3 wickets.

Punjab Kings set below-par total

Punjab Kings, electing to bat first after losing skipper Shikhar Dhawan to a niggle, could only manage a modest 147 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Jitesh Sharma (29) and Ashutosh Sharma (31) provided some late impetus with their aggressive batting, but the lack of significant contributions from other batters restricted the total. Yuzvendra Chahal (1/31) and Keshav Maharaj (2/23) were the pick of the Rajasthan Royals bowlers, picking up crucial wickets at regular intervals.

Royals chase ends in drama

In reply, Rajasthan Royals started confidently with Yashasvi Jaiswal (39) anchoring the innings. However, wickets fell consistently throughout the chase, putting pressure on the Royals’ middle order. Shimron Hetmyer‘s explosive knock of 27 runs off just 10 balls, including three sixes, proved crucial in keeping the chase alive. With 10 runs required in the last over, Arshdeep Singh bowled a few precise yorkers, but Hetmyer remained composed and secured the win for his team with a pair of sixes.

Kagiso Rabada (2/18) and Sam Curran (2/25) were impressive with the ball for Punjab Kings, while Arshdeep (1/45) picked up an early wicket. But it wasn’t enough as RR managed to clinch a thrilling win.

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Here is how Twitter reacted:

He will celebrate his team, he will win the game for his team. He is Shimron Hetmyer. 💗

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 13, 2024

Bowlers to concede 40+ runs in a match most times in last 2 IPL seasons:

9 – Deshpande
8 – Harshal
7 – Curran
7 – Nortje
6 – Arshdeep

3 of these play for PBKS #PBKSvsRR

— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 13, 2024

We fought till the end but it wasn’t enough. 💔#SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #JazbaHaiPunjabi #TATAIPL2024 #PBKSvRR pic.twitter.com/AVvUWCGybR

— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 13, 2024

Shimron Hetmyer has become pretty good at this finishing role.

— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) April 13, 2024

– PBKS won in last over vs DC.
– PBKS lost in last over vs RCB.
– PBKS won in last over vs GT.
– PBKS lost in last over vs SRH.
– PBKS lost in last over vs RR.

PBKS matches are the most entertaining games in IPL 2024. pic.twitter.com/JMRAKfA5RA

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 13, 2024

SHIMRON HETMYER, THE HERO. ⭐

RR needed 10 in 6 balls – 0,0,6,2,6 to win it for Rajasthan. 27* (10) with 1 four and 3 sixes – the finisher Hetmyer era. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yE4zawRS0A

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 13, 2024

THE SAVIOUR HETMYER 🙏
pic.twitter.com/VHMIft3hBX

— Priyansh #RR (@bhhupendrajogi) April 13, 2024

What is it about RR vs PBKS!!

A Shimron Hetmyer special 💪

— Jake Lush McCrum (@JakeLushMcCrum) April 13, 2024

SHIMRON HETMYER – THE FINISHER. 🔥

He smashed 27*(10) and won the match with a SIX – Take a bow, Shimron Hetmyer. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/oBNrF04kBB

— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 13, 2024

For his explosive finish with the bat, Shimron Hetmyer wins the Player of the Match Award in tonight’s thrilling contest 🏆

Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/OBQBB75GgU#TATAIPL | #PBKSvRR pic.twitter.com/8mlMvR0TWU

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2024

https://twitter.com/ImTanujSingh/status/1779208017118183843

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