Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League sounds warning alarm ahead of the franchises opening clash against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020.
During a net practice session, Russell, with his usual brute force, slammed the ball down the ground so hard that it broke the camera glass.
The video of the incident was posted by KKR on Twitter.
“Oh gosh! That’s SMASHED – wait for the last shot.. #MuscleRussell warming up to his devastating best!,” read KKR’s caption.
💥 Oh gosh! That’s SMASHED – wait for the last shot..#MuscleRussell warming up to his devastating best!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 21, 2020
Notably, Russell has been in fine form this season as the swashbuckling batsman finished the recent Caribbean Premier League 2020 season with three fifties to his name in nine games for Jamaica Tallawahs, scoring at a brisk strike rate of 141.40.
Also, the all-rounder was KKR’s star performer last season as he smashed as many as 504 runs at an average of 56.66 and a strike-rate of 204.81, including four half-centuries.
Interestingly, Russell not only contributed with the bat, but with the ball as well, as he picked 11 wickets in IPL 2019 to finish as highest wicket-taker for KKR.
The Windies all-rounder has the power to turn any game for his side singlehandedly and he has done that many times. On his day Russell can hit any and almost every ball out of the ground and that too with ease and fans would hope to see more of that.
Meanwhile, two-time champions KKR will open their IPL 2020 campaign against Mumbai Indians, who lost their first game against Chennai Super Kings on September 19, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.