IPL 2023 | Twitter reacts as Shimron Hetmyer heroics propels RR to famous three-wicket win over GT
Hetmyer remained not out for RR versus GT.|
Rajasthan Royals defeated Gujarat Titans for the first time in four attempts on Sunday, courtesy of Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 26-ball 56, ably assisted by Sanju Samson’s 32-ball 60. Chasing 178, the Royals rode on their valiant batting efforts to register an outstanding three-wicket victory.
Despite watching Jos Buttler fall for a duck for the first time in seven years in IPL, Rajasthan Royals managed to have the last laugh on Sunday against Gujarat Titans in the rematch of the last season’s final in Ahmedabad. Thanks to the brilliant knocks of Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer, they got the job done with three wickets and four balls to spare after coming to chase a stiff target of 178. Devdutt Padikkal (26 off 25 balls), Dhruv Jurel (18 off 10 balls), and Ravichandran Ashwin (10 off 3 balls) chipped in with handy contributions as well to make that happen as they strengthened their position at the top of the points table.
For the Titans, Mohammed Shami (4-1-25-3) produced an excellent spell with the new ball, leading the Royals to restrict 26 runs in the Powerplay. Yet, the Royals emerged victorious, and Hetmyer and Co. fought till the end to take his side past the finishing line.
Earlier in the evening, Shubman Gill (45 off 34 balls), David Miller (46 off 30 balls), and Abhinav Manohar (27 off 13 balls) helped the Titans to post 177/7. Sandeep Sharma was the pick of the Royals bowler, claiming 2/25, while Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, and Yuzvendra Chahal were among the other wicket-takers.
SANJU SAMSON is the only alive person on the EARTH who hitted Rashid Khan for 3 consecutive sixes 💥 #GTvsRRpic.twitter.com/zQ6Kc9ExDF— Pratham. (@76thHundredWhxn) April 16, 2023
What a collective powerful performance by Sanju Samson, Dhruv Jurel, Ashwin, and Hetmyer! They won the match from an almost losing position.#GTvRR pic.twitter.com/j4sMCpFnO2— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) April 16, 2023
#RRvGT #GTvRR— Ashish (@brb_memes7) April 16, 2023
They did it before pic.twitter.com/8TmvtiXaCE
This should be common knowledge .— Sharjeel (@Sharjeel0208) April 16, 2023
Ashwin > Riyan as a batter 👀#GTvRR pic.twitter.com/a8n1FwLXFc
Most clueless ?
the most clueless captain ever in cricket history we all have witnessed .— 𝗔𝘆𝘂𝘀𝗵 🇮🇳 (@RofiedAyush) April 16, 2023
man needs Ashish Nehra after every over to get the guidance for bowling changes , hope cricket experts will look at the reality ! #GTvRR pic.twitter.com/X5HR4KdsQK
He should personality today
Shimron Hetmyer is just 26 YO but the maturity and the game awareness is 🔥.#GTvRR pic.twitter.com/6xWYHjn5Na— Rampy. (@RiserTweex) April 16, 2023
Rajasthan Royals winning it against Gujarat Titans in IPL today from 55 for 4 in 11 overs.— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) April 16, 2023
Great cameo from Ash Anna,
Take a bow Sanju Samson & Shimron Hetmyer! #GTvRR pic.twitter.com/wjy7BYu71L
#Ashwin #GTvRR #RRvsGT— Hemant (@Sportscasmm) April 16, 2023
Ash Anna when he is in a tough situation. pic.twitter.com/oIHaYuyQr0
Take a bow
Rajasthan Royals winning it against Gujarat Titans in IPL today from 55 for 4 in 11 overs.— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) April 16, 2023
Great cameo from Ash Anna,
Take a bow Sanju Samson & Shimron Hetmyer ! #GTvRR #IPL2023 #SanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/pi7TV2eS0H
FUCK U GUJARAT TITANS#GTvRRpic.twitter.com/HUsDCouDmV— Nite (@Royals2008) April 16, 2023
Ash anna after playing 3 balls#GTvRR pic.twitter.com/zlZhdruW4T— Eldorado (@overfineleg) April 16, 2023