IPL 2020: Shimron Hetmyer breaks down after DC virtually unites him with his girlfriend
First Published 14, Oct 2020, 6:28 PM
Shimron Hetmyer hails from Guyana and represents the Windies. He is currently playing for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, in the United Arab Emirates. This is his second season in the tournament, having debuted for Royal Challengers Bangalore last season.
Some of the cricketers around the world are currently stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where they are currently representing their respective franchise in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals (DC) did something special, as their Guyanese batsman Shimron Hetmyer was moved to tears.
Most of the players are currently away from their family, owing to the restrictions put in place for the raging COVID-19 pandemic. With half of the tournament being already through, DC decided to do something special for their boys.
The management invited all the players to gather in a room, where they were told that clips of the matches, where they did not fare well, would be projected on a screen, set up in the room itself. However, to their surprise, the screen projected video messages for their family members, as it turned out to be a happy virtual reunion with their loved ones.
In one of the unique moments, it was Hetmyer's girlfriend, Nirvani Umrao, who appeared on the screen with a message for him and the entire team. The instance moved Hetmyer so much that he broke down in tears.
DC shared the video of the same on their Twitter handle, while it was reportedly the brainchild of their co-owner, Parth Jindal. Along with Hetmyer, Marcus Stonis too expressed his happiness to meet his family implicitly.
As for DC's performance this year, it has been remarkable. In seven matches so far, the side has won five, besides losing a couple. The losses have come against former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI).
DC take on 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday night. They are still in the hunt for their maiden IPL title and have been performing immensely well since last season, as the team underwent a change in their attire and management, from Delhi Daredevils (DD).