“Sometimes Stuff Pops On My Instagram”: Andre Russell’s Epic Description Of Whirlwind Knock vs SRH


After his team's four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell said that fast bowler Harshit Rana wanted the last over and he tried to make a comeback. Praised the young fast bowler for this. Even after hitting a six while defending 13 runs in the last over. Despite Russell's all-round performance, SRH's Heinrich Klaasen threatened to spoil KKR's party and spoiled Mitchell Starc's IPL comeback, worth over Rs 24 crore, with some huge sixes. But it was not meant to be a win for SRH as Harshit maintained his composure and defended 13 runs in the last over even after Klaasen hit him for a powerful six early on. Harshit took two wickets, which included the wicket of Klaasen.

After the match, Russell, who was named player of the match for his half-century and two wickets, said in the presentation, “It shows a lot about his (Harshit's) character. He told me he wanted the last over, he Claimed it and came back strong.” After the first ball went for six runs.”

About his batting and contribution to KKR's wins over the years, the hard-hitting batsman said, “Sometimes things pop up on my Instagram and I realize how well I am hitting the ball. Shows you are doing well. I have tried to react to whatever comes my way. In the last 2 years, the bowlers have made their own plans against me. I have been scoring runs, and I know That everyone has a plan for me.”

“I was on the bench from the beginning, and just tried to make myself useful. This franchise means a lot to me, what I did tonight was just a way to prove how much this jersey means to me.” Hopefully I will continue to perform like this.” ” he concluded.

KKR, put in to bat first by SRH, was reduced to 51/4 in 7.3 overs. However, half-centuries from Phil Salt (54 from 40 balls, with the help of three fours and three sixes) and explosive innings from Ramandeep Singh (35 from 17 balls, with the help of one four and four sixes) boosted the team's run rate. Kept well, but they were still struggling at 119/6 in 13.5 overs.

Andre Russell (64* in 25 balls, with the help of three fours and seven sixes) and Rinku Singh (23* in 15 balls, with the help of three fours) had an explosive partnership of 67 runs, taking KKR to 208/7 in 20 overs. reached at.

T Natarajan (3/32) and Mayank Markande (2/32) were the top bowlers for SRH.

Chasing the target of 209 runs, SRH stitched a 60-run partnership between Mayank Agarwal (32 from 21 balls with four fours and one six) and Abhishek Sharma (32 from 19 balls with four fours and two sixes) Started well with. The team lost its way and were soon 145/5 in 16.5 overs.

However, Heinrich Klaasen (63 off 29 balls, with eight sixes) and Shahbaz Ahmed (16 off five balls, with one four and two sixes) hit a flurry of sixes in the end, allowing fast bowler Mitchell Starc to fall for 24 runs. Got more rewards. His over yielded Rs 26 runs, giving him maiden figures for KKR as he finished at 0/53 in four overs. 13 runs were needed in the final over, but Harshit Rana (3/33) kept his composure, taking two wickets and defending the remaining runs.

Andre Russell received 'Player of the Match' for his half-century and figures of 2/25.

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