It’s the birthday of the attacking West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell, who is one of the most popular players in the Indian Premier League. As he turns , we look back at some of his unforgettable knocks for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The Blitzkrieg Against Sunrisers Hyderabad (2019)
In a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 season, Andre Russell played one of the most explosive innings in IPL history. Coming in at 61/5, he smashed 49 runs from just 19 deliveries, including four fours and four sixes. With his unbelievable hitting ability, he turned the match on its head and led KKR to a memorable victory.
The 50-Run Knock Against Kings XI Punjab (2018)
In a match against Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 season, Andre Russell played a match-winning knock of 50 runs off just 21 balls. He smashed five fours and three sixes during his innings, and helped KKR chase down a target of 172 with relative ease. His blistering knock earned him the Man of the Match award.
The Last Over Heroics Against Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019)
In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 season, Andre Russell once again displayed his last-over heroics. Needing 53 runs from the last three overs, he smashed 48 runs from the last two overs, including seven sixes. With his unbelievable hitting ability, he almost single-handedly won the match for KKR.
The Match-Winning Knock Against Mumbai Indians (2019)
In a match against Mumbai Indians in the 2019 season, Andre Russell played a brilliant knock of 80 runs off just 40 balls. He smashed six fours and eight sixes during his innings, and helped KKR chase down a target of 198 with relative ease. His spectacular performance earned him the Man of the Match award.
The Comeback Knock Against Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022)
In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2022 season, Andre Russell played a brilliant knock of 64 runs off just 24 balls. Coming in at 40/4, he smashed six fours and five sixes during his innings, and helped KKR post a formidable total of 203/7. His brilliant comeback knock helped KKR win the match with ease.
As Andre Russell celebrates his birthday, fans will hope to see more of his explosive knocks in the upcoming matches. With his ability to turn matches on their head, he is undoubtedly one of the most exciting players in the IPL.