Andre Russell has been keeping the Cricket fans on their feet in the ongoing edition of IPL. The big man from Jamaica has been making his bat do the talking for which he has won many praises. He once again played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 13-ball 48 at a strike rate of 369.23 during KKR's chase of 206 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.
After KKR's co-owner Shah Rukh Khan had showered praises on him, Russell found a new fan in Anand Mahindra who is the Chairman of Mahindra Group. Mahindra was so ecstatic about the West Indian power-hitter's knock that he took to Twitter to acknowledge this ruthless knock.
"Ok. I am going to keep a recording of these last 13 balls. And every time I begin to worry about no hope being left—whether in business or personal life—I’m going to fish out this video and play it on a loop.. It’s never over unless you believe it is... "
Netizens also joined in to give their opinions.
(...Referring to the sequence of runs that were scored per-ball by Russell)
This explosive knock earned Russell his third 'Man of the Match' award of this season. The big West Indian has so far amassed 207 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 268.83. His power-hitting punctured the spirits of RCB bowlers as they were hit in all the corners of the Chinnaswamy Stadium. By the virtue of this loss, the Virat Kohli led side are yet to register their first win as they have now lost all their five games.