IPL 2019: Andre Russell is something else: Chris Lynn
The entire cricketing fraternity was left shell-shocked after Russell's assault and his Knight Riders teammate Chris Lynn was not an exception either.
Updated - Apr 6, 2019 11:31 am
For the fourth game in a row for Kolkata Knight Riders, it was Andre Russell who turned out to be their saviour. In the four games so far, the Knight Riders have won three and Russell has incredibly bagged the Man of the Match awards in all those three games. And it would not be entirely wrong to say that his performance in the fourth game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore was the best of the lot.
Russell faced just 13 balls during his knock but it was enough for him to change the entire course of the game despite Royal Challengers being at the top for the most part of the game. Asked to bat first, the Royal Challengers put up a massive total of 205 thanks to two brilliant fifties from their skipper Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Royal Challengers would have thought that they would finally register their first win of the season.
And it looked like Royal Challengers would certainly have something to cheer about this season when Navdeep Saini dismissed Dinesh Karthik on the final delivery of the 17th over. At Karthik’s dismissal, the Knight Riders were reeling at 153 for 5, needing an improbable 53 from the last three overs. But perhaps nothing is impossible or improbable for Russell as the Knight Riders sensationally chased down the total with five balls remaining. Russell slammed 7 sixes and one four during his knock to condemn the Royal Challengers to their fifth straight defeat this season.
Lynn in awe of Russell
The entire cricketing fraternity was left shell-shocked after Russell’s assault and his Knight Riders teammate Chris Lynn was not an exception either. The Australian, who scored 43 at the top of the order, took to Twitter to hail Russell and expressed his utter surprise over the six that Russell hit on Mohammed Siraj’s beamer.
“Dre Russ is something else. Like how TF do you hit a head high full toss over wide long on,” wrote Chris Lynn.
Dre Russ is something else. Like how TF do you hit a head high full toss over wide long on 🤷♂️
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) April 5, 2019