Delhi Capitals (DC) went down by a run against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday (April 27), but Shimron Hetmyer gave the Bangalore franchise a run for their money scoring a stunning unbeaten 25-ball 53. The West Indies batsman says it was heartbreaking to lose the game having come so close.
"I felt we were in the game throughout the time I was in the middle. I felt very good tonight. I thought we could've gotten past whatever they threw at us. We tried our best to take the game as close as we could have, but I guess, it just wasn't our night. It was heartbreaking, to be honest. I really think we could have gotten there, but that's how cricket goes. You win some and you lose some and tonight just wasn't ours to cross the line. I think we have a lot to learn from this match," the 24-year-old, said according to DC's media release.
Hetmyer put on an unbeaten 78-run stand for the fifth wicket with Rishabh Pant and hopes that he gets more opportunities to bat him in the future. "It's much easier to bat with someone whose game is just the same as yours and we run well between the wickets. We had batted together during a match simulation as well. It's always nice to bat with Rishabh and I hope that we continue to get a chance to bat with each other," the DC batsman said.
The attacking batsman also added that he was happy with his performance in the match and delighted to have scored his maiden fifty for DC, which was something he was trying to do from last season.
"It was a pretty satisfying performance for me. I have been trying to get a fifty for the team since last season and trying to do something spectacular for the team. We almost got there tonight. With having the backing of the team to go out there and explode and do my thing, I'm just looking to continue to play the way I know," Hetmyer said.
DC will look to put their disappointment behind them as they prepare to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next game on Thursday (April 29).