Shimron Hetmyer on Sunday stated the score of 139 means a lot to him, particularly as the West Indies finished up on the winning team upon India in the first ODI in Chennai.
Hetmyer cracked a career-best 139 while Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 102 as the West Indies romped to an eight-wicket victory against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Hetmyer, 22, seized 106 balls for his incredible 139 which included 11 fours and seven enormous sixes. This was his fifth ODI hundred.
“I don’t know where the power is coming from. I am trying to hit as hard as I can. This hundred implies a lot to me,” Hetmyer spoke after being declared the Man of the Match at the post-match commemoration.
“The last one I had was at the start of the year and this one came at the end of the year. It is always nice to have a smile on the face after the victory. It’s an immeasurable enjoyment because the last time, I got a hundred in India, we lost the game,” he continued.
The pair of Hetmyer and Hope yielded a gigantic 218-run partnership for the second wicket to drive the Windies dismissed with expertise in the end and put Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant’s fifties in a covering.