Andre Russell Gives Perfect Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on Tuesday, April 13, slumped to a 10-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI) in their second game of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). After electing to field first, KKR restricted Rohit Sharma and Co to 152 courtesy of a five-wicket haul from Andre Russell. In their run-chase, the Knights were cruising after Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill’s 72-run stand.
Andre Russell Gives Perfect In their run chase Knight Riders were cruising after Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill’s 72-run stand. It was Rahul Chahar four wicket haul which gave a hope to team Mumbai. Then there was brilliant bowling from Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya, who didn’t gave KKR much to score and their innings ended for 142.
In the meantime, Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of the Knight Riders, wasn’t pleased with KKR’s performance. The Bollywood actor dropped a tweet, expressing his anguish after the Men in Gold and Purple snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
After KKR defeat the co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wasn’t pleased. He tweeted expressing himself after victory was snatched from team Kolkata’s jaws.
Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 13, 2021
Andre Russell who was expected to take KKR to victory with former skipper Dinesh Karthik, opened up in about SRK’s tweet in the post-match virtual press conference.
In the post-match press conference Andre Russell said,
“Yeah, I support that Tweet but at the end of the day the game of cricket… you are not sure until it’s over. I think we are still confident, we still played some good cricket and I am proud of the boys. You know, we are definitely disappointed but it’s not the end of the world, it’s only the second game and we are going to learn from it.”
The Russell Muscle went on to add,
“I just think it’s a game of cricket. I have played hundreds of T20 games and I have seen games where teams cruise in on the driver’s seat and then suddenly lose a few wickets, and that’s what happened tonight. So, we definitely have to learn from this. We will look to make sure that who’s in, stays in and once we learn from all these mistakes we will definitely do better. I have trust and confidence in the boys.”
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 14, 2021