I would love to play for KKR till I say goodbye to the game: Andre Russell
Andre Russell also expressed his wish of winning IPL for KKR.
Updated - May 3, 2020 10:37 am
Andre Russell, the dashing and hard-hitting all-rounder from the Caribbean lands is one of the biggest match-winners in the shorter format. He currently plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League, who has won several crucial and impossible looking games for his franchise. The 32-year-old shares a strong bond with his IPL franchise and, recently, the West Indian all-rounder revealed that he wants to play with KKR until his last moment in the game.
Russell is known for his submissive hitting as he likes to dominate the bowlers by smacking them for boundaries and sixes. He has reaped out a lot of success in IPL on the back of his unbelievable style of batting. He was roped in by KKR before 2014 edition and since then he has been playing for them. There is no doubt over the fact that he has won several crucial games in the T20 tournament due to which KKR fans love him a lot.
Andre Russell talks about his special bond with KKR
In an episode of KKR Knights unplugged, Andre Russell revealed his love and affection for Kolkata Knight Riders. The West Indian all-rounder said he wants to bid adieu to IPL as footballers say to their club. The 32-year-old said that he would like to play his final game in the cash-rich league for KKR only and before that he would like to tell Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of the franchise and staff members that it is going to be his one last game.
He recited that it is going to be an emotional moment for him. Russell added that he watches clips in which footballers can be spotted crying after their final game. And, the fast bowling all-rounder feels that the same is going to happen with him when he plays his last game. During the conversation, he also expressed his wish of winning IPL for his franchise going into the future.
“Just like players in big (football) leagues like English Premier League, or the Basketball guys (at NBA) retiring from the sport say ‘okay, this is my last game’ and they wave goodbye to the crowd – I imagine I would love to be at KKR until that moment in my career. I’d say, ‘Listen, Shah Rukh, all the KKR staff, everyone, this will be my last IPL and the last home game playing in Kolkata.’ It would be such an emotional moment. I sometimes watch videos and I see footballers crying and I’m wondering if I would actually cry. I really need that cup as well, and I am really hoping that we can have the IPL this year, so we can become the Champions,” Andre Russell said.
Here is the tweet:
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 2020