IPL 2021: WATCH – “It’s a good challenge for Rishabh Pant, he’ll live up to it well,” says Shimron Hetmyer

Delhi Capitals’ (DC) Explosive batsman Shimron Hetmyer is a part of this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). It will be interesting to see as the left-hander will be playing with and under his one-time rival captain Rishabh Pant.

Pant and Hetmyer both played for in the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 and now have become an integral part of their respective national sides. While talking on Delhi Capitals TV, the southpaw said that he was happy for Pant and that it will be a good challenge for him to lead the side.

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“Happy and sad at the same time because Shreyas Isn’t here and I think it’s pretty good. I’m happy for him. (We) basically played against him from Under-19, so I’m really happy for him. It’s a good challenge for him and I think he will live up to it very well,” he said.

Happiness for @RishabhPant17 ????
Ongoing battle with @MishiAmit ???????? | Hettie was already having a good time as he spoke to us on his return to the DC camp ????#YehHaiNayiDilli #DCAllAccess @SHetmyer @OctaFX pic.twitter.com/90JlvBTCxL
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 6, 2021

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When asked facing Amit Mishra in the nets, Hetmyer replied by saying, “He was just trying to get me out but it wasn’t happening. I wasn’t getting out’; I wasn’t taking any of that. I was just hitting him for sixes all the time so it was nothing at all. No need to worry.”

The Delhi-based franchise who were the finalists last year will begin their IPL 14 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 10 April at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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