If Shimron Hetmyer were Indian, he would already be called the next Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli for his achievements. The fact that he hails from the West Indies instead of India, where cricket is thriving, has reduced the attention paid to the promising youngster, which may be for the best.
Many future cricket greats, including West Indian standout Shimron Hetmyer, started at the Under-19 World Cup. Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Sanath Jayasuriya played in the first edition. The three of them each went on to tremendous success. In addition to Michael Clarke, Harbhajan Singh, Virendra Sehwag, Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Johnson, Yuvraj Singh, Brendon Mccullum, and David Warner also rose to prominence after their performances at the U-19 World Cup.
The West Indies are crossing their fingers that Shimron Hetmyer will join the ranks of those extremely successful players.
Shimron Hetmyer reminds us of another phenomenally successful ex-Under-19 player: Virat Kohli. Both of them have previously won the Under-19 World Cup as captains. After helping India win the Under 19 World Cup in 2008, Virat became a household name and went on to represent India in the 2011 World Cup.
Steve Smith and Kane Williamson also participated in the same tournament in 2008, and Joe Root was a part of the U19 World Cup in 2010. In the intervening 8-10 years, Virat has not only established himself as one of the best batsmen in the world across formats, but he has also joined the ranks of Smith, Williamson, and Root as the world's top 4 batsmen.
Shimron Hetmyer captained the West Indies under-19 squad that won the 2015-16 World Cup in Bangladesh. The young West Indies squad won the final over the previously undefeated Indian squad. Ishan Kishan captained the Indian team, which included the current wicketkeeper for the Indian test team, Rishabh Pant.
Shimron Hetmyer had previously participated in the 2014 U-19 World Cup as a player. After only four games at the first-class level, he was named captain for the 2016 tournament. Since India's goal was so low (146), he scored a half-century in both the quarterfinals and the semis, and then in the final, he tempered his usual attacking style to score a methodical 23 runs off of 53 balls.
He was selected for the senior team after his accomplishments in the Junior World Cup earned him a spot in the Caribbean Premier League. Shimron Hetmyer T20 and Test cricket games were played for the West Indies, with varying degrees of success.
Shimron Hetmyer’s debut was in Test matches, which is unusual for an attacking player. So far, he has only appeared in six tests, the most recent two of which were contested against India. His first three Tests were played against Pakistan, and he was dropped after failing to post a score of 50 or more.
However, he was reinstated into the squad after playing in only one Test, and he promptly scored an impressive 86 in the match against Bangladesh. Unfortunately, in the two most recent test matches against India, he did not do well in either. How he was outed was even more disillusioning, given his apparent lack of awareness.
So far, he has only appeared in two T20 games. In the first, he did not get a chance to bat on his debut against New Zealand, and in the second, he only managed to score 7.
Shimron's answer to Harbhajan Singh naming him the next million-dollar IPL Baby shows he can keep his cool under pressure. He appreciates the accolades from the great spinner, but his current goals are solely directed at the West Indies. The West Indies team is a mere shell of its former self. It would require the services of young players like Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer to succeed regularly.
What is Shimron Hetmyer’s full name?
The top order left handed batsman’s full name is Shimron Odilon Hetmyer.
What is Shimron Hetmyer’s height?
Shimron Hetmyer is approximately 178 cm tall, which equals to a height of 5 feet.
What is Shimron Hetmyer's wife's name?
Shimron Hetmyer quietly tied the knot with Nirvani Umrao, now his better half.