The fiery KKR all-rounder, Andre Russell was at his destructive best during the match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered their second win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The game was well in balance when the Caribbean dasher arrived in the middle. In the chase of 138, the two-time champions were restricted to 51/4 as there was hope in the Punjab Kings camp. However, Russell came out all guns blazing and took KKR home inside 15 overs.
With the help of a couple of boundaries and eight gigantic sixes, Andre Russell went on to smash 70 off just 31 deliveries and helped KKR won by six wickets. Co-owner of KKR, Shahrukh Khan was mighty impressed with Russell’s knock as he heaped massive praises on the all-rounder. Taking to Twitter after the game, Shah Rukh lauded Russell’s big-hitting, saying he hasn’t seen the ball flying so high in a while.
Shahrukh Khan also praised pacer Umesh Yadav for his four-wicket haul. He tweeted, “Welcome back my friend @Russell12A so long since saw the ball fly so high!!! It takes a life of its own when U hit it Man!”
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 1, 2022
Meanwhile, KKR has now won two of their three matches and they are now leading the charts in the point table. Besides Russell, Umesh Yadav also shone in the match as the speedster made the new ball talk. He took a four-wicket haul and broke the backbone of PBKS’ batting line-up. The 34-year-old has also adjudged the Player of the Match for his phenomenal bowling spell.
With KKR putting up such a clinical show, skipper Shreyas Iyer was mighty pleased and he expressed the same after the match. During the post-match presentation, Shreyas Iyer said, “To be honest, it was great to see Russell hitting. It was Russell Muscle. Umesh told me that he was getting older, but I told him that he was getting fitter.”