The T20 World Cup 2022 is just a few days away now. The teams have started to reach Australia and begin their preparation for the event. Talking about West Indies, they are currently in down under as they will play hosts Australia in a bilateral series before playing the event.
Shimron Hetmyer dropped from the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup 2022
In what will be a major blow, hard-hitting batter Shimron Hetmyer has been dropped from the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup 2022. The southpaw will not join the team because he missed the re-scheduled flight on Monday (October 3), which already was changed on his request due to family reasons.
In his place, Cricket West Indies have named Shamarh Brooks as his replacement. The right-hander, who has been a regular feature in the West Indian squad, will soon be joining the team.
Releasing the official statement, Cricket West Indies said: “Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have no choice but to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event.”
“Shamarh has been a part of our recent T20 International squads and delivered strong performances in the latter stages of the recently concluded CPL. He will fly out as soon as possible this week to Australia and I wish him and all the squad all the very best for the Tournament.”
Fans on Twitter react after Shimron Hetmyer misses his flight for Australia
As news related to Shimron Hetmyer getting dropped from the T20 World Cup hogged over the headline, fans on Twitter hilariously took a jibe at him. Here are some of the reactions:
West indies cricket board to hetmyre pic.twitter.com/qquPfVqVbS
— पलक 🐣 (@palakkpaneer) October 4, 2022Advertisement
WI board to shimron pic.twitter.com/GlTSYAkkdMAdvertisement
— ᕼᑌᑎTEᖇ (@indianshelby) October 4, 2022
Hetmyer after missing the flight pic.twitter.com/dOuWSo9htp
— Anshuuu (@anshuuu22) October 4, 2022Advertisement
This is what happens when you play in the IPL or any franchise league playing for your country is second priorityAdvertisement
— yolow (@louise99971) October 4, 2022
Hetmyer outside the airport be like :- pic.twitter.com/DIg8fq09AQ
— Innocent Child (@bholaladkaa) October 4, 2022Advertisement
WI cricketers ki pic.twitter.com/lNCfiiQb7yAdvertisement
— 𝙍𝙤𝙝𝙖𝙣 🖤 (@sidsupremacy) October 4, 2022
Shemron to WI cricket board pic.twitter.com/7gFeU6XV9w
— what? (@Who86409421) October 4, 2022Advertisement
This was the second time I guess he has done something like thatAdvertisement
— Smit Manore (@smitmanore) October 4, 2022
All females gets late but never heard any female cricketer getting dropped for being late.
— Aashutosh Vaishnav (@aashu4harshu) October 4, 2022Advertisement