‘Will you blame Gautam Gambhir?’: Sunil Gavaskar’s stern message after Andre Russell’s explosive knock | Cricket News

Mar24,2024



New Delhi: andre russellOn the basis of their all-round performance, Kolkata Knight Riders achieved a thrilling four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling IPL match on Saturday.
Russell's explosive batting helped KKR reach a strong score of 208/7, which included his unbeaten 64 off 25 balls along with a crucial 81-run partnership with Rinku Singh.
The innings got off to a flying start from England's Phil Salt, who contributed 54 runs.

Chasing KKR's challenging score, Sunrisers' Heinrich Klaasen hit back with a blistering 63 off 29 balls to keep SRH in contention in the chase of 209 at the Eden Gardens.
As the match came into danger, with 13 runs needed in the final over, tensions were high.

Despite being hit for a six on the first ball of fast bowler Klaasen Harshit Rana He maintained his composure and dismissed Shahbaz Ahmed and Klaasen in quick succession to give KKR a thrilling win.

Russell's dominance was evident as he demolished the SRH bowling attack by hitting seven sixes and three fours.

“Let's not get ahead of ourselves. He batted well and it has nothing to do with anyone coming in there (KKR). If he doesn't perform well in the next few innings, will you will blame Gautam Gambhir, Let's make it a little easier,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.

“When you saw someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was practicing his yorkers very well on the practice pitches, was bowling leg-deliveries (in the match), which meant everything for Andre Russell… when Russell like “Anybody hitting the ball,” Gavaskar added, “in the stands, nobody can stop him.”
KKR will now take on Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 29 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.



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