Andre Russell bludgeoned the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowlers to every corner of the stadium on 21st April 2021. In a knock that lasted 22 deliveries, Russell pounded his way to 54. His knock was studded with 3 fours and 6 humongous sixes.
But then, just when it looked as if Russell would continue to hammer the Chennai outfit and take the Kolkata side to an improbable victory, a clever delivery from Sam Curran ended his stay in the middle.
Curran bowled a delivery on Russell’s legs, and the Kolkata willow wielder thought that the ball will not hit the stumps, and he did not offer any shot. But then, the ball thudded onto Russell’s leg stump, and the West Indian walked back after embellishing the sky with his thunderous shots.
Several fans react on Twitter regarding Andre Russell’s dismissal
After he was dismissed, Russell was seen sitting on the stairs in a distraught condition. He had not removed his helmet, pads, and gloves even after getting out. And, this image of Russell has melted several hearts.
While one fan lauded Andre Russell for the way he batted, another felt that cricket is more than just a game. Yet another fan opined that every cricket lover will surely feel sad after seeing Russell in this state. Another fan stated that Russell had made the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) proud after playing such a splendid innings. And finally, yet another user stated that Russell is a man with a heart of gold.
The Chennai Super Kings beat the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a cliffhanger of an encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The MS Dhoni-led side put on a humongous total of 220 runs on the board in their 20 overs. And in reply, in spite of the savage assault from Russell and a 34-ball 66* from Australian Pat Cummins, the Kolkata outfit was bowled out for a total of 202.
The Kolkata Knight Riders will next be seen on the field when they lock horns against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) outfit on 24th April 2021.
You can see the way fans have reacted on Twitter below
I hope @Russell12A had a good night's sleep. I really do. @KKRiders please take care of him. As much as he is brutal with his stroke-making, Andre Russell is a man with a heart of gold. It's morning, and this scene still hurts, hurts very bad. #CSKvsKKR #KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/QEuN7FOf9A
— Sabyasachi Chowdhury (@sabya0912) April 22, 2021
Gave his best 💔💔#IPL2021
Remove Andre Russell from this KKR Side and they're the worst IPL side of all time. pic.twitter.com/pQkPnkL8jp
— Y C D (@D17333) April 21, 2021
KKR lose today too… But so proud of this man… U did ur job. Don't be so disappointed like this… We all proud of u. #AndreRussell after losing 5 wickets in power play, if there was any hope left it was only coz of u. 👏 #KKR pic.twitter.com/L2P86Bi2ko
— Tushar (@iwastushar) April 21, 2021
Cricket is more than just a game. ❤️
Dont forget the innings of Andre Russell, it was his Innings which gave hope to KKR that then can comeback after 31/5. Well played Andre. pic.twitter.com/sSMF4xtjzt
— THE REAL CRIC INFO (@RohanSatpati) April 21, 2021
— ViratVijay Fanatic ❁ (@ViratvijayFan) April 21, 2021
— Sagnik (@SagnikAdhikary4) April 21, 2021
Feeling sad for Andre Russell@KKRiders
But what an innings 54 Runs👌🏻 #CSKvsKKR
— Lakshmanclassy (@lakshmanclassy) April 21, 2021
— UrMiL07™ (@urmilpatel30) April 21, 2021
Cricket is more than just a game. ❤️
Dont forget the innings of Andre Russell, it was his Innings which gave hope to KKR that then can comeback after 31/5. Well played Andre. pic.twitter.com/Uft2fEUgzT
— Abhi. (@Abhicricket18) April 21, 2021
— VIGNESH (@Akvicky_2) April 21, 2021
— Durgesh Singh (@Durgesh87929113) April 21, 2021
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