IPL 2024
Heinrich Klaasen’s Daughter Laya: A Young SRH Fan’s Heartwarming Celebration
By CricShots - Mar 28, 2024 6:33 pm
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Heinrich Klaasen emerged as a standout performer for Sunrisers Hyderabad in a historic IPL showdown against Mumbai Indians on March 22. The South African dynamo blazed his way to 82 runs off just 34 balls, playing a pivotal role in SRH’s record-breaking total of 277 runs. What made the moment even more special was the presence of his 14-month-old daughter, Laya, who cheered him on from the stands alongside her mother, Sone Martins, sporting an SRH kit.

Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen with his daughter

As Klaasen sent the ball soaring over the boundary with seven remarkable sixes, little Laya waved the orange flag with enthusiasm, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. A heartwarming clip of her adorable support went viral on social media, earning her the title of the “cutest fan in the house” and sparking sentiments of joy and admiration among viewers.

Amidst the buzz surrounding Laya’s delightful presence, fans couldn’t help but speculate that her father’s stellar performance was indeed a special gift for her. Recognized as the “Star of the Match” by enthusiasts, Laya’s infectious enthusiasm added an extra layer of charm to an already exhilarating game.

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Off the field, Heinrich Klaasen’s family life adds another dimension to his persona. Tying the knot with Sone Martins in 2025, the couple welcomed their daughter, Laya, in December 2022. When not on cricket duty, Klaasen cherishes spending quality time with his family, as evidenced by Martins’ social media posts capturing their precious moments together.

Joining Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2023 IPL auction, Klaasen quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, amassing 448 runs in his debut season for the Orange franchise. In the current season, his prowess has only intensified, evident from his explosive 63-run innings against Kolkata Knight Riders and his standout performance against Mumbai Indians, placing him atop the Orange Cap leaderboard with 143 runs.

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Despite the valiant efforts of Mumbai Indians’ players during the chase, they fell short in the face of SRH’s formidable total, ultimately conceding defeat by 31 runs. With this resounding victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad now occupies the third spot in the IPL 2024 points table, setting the stage for an electrifying season ahead.