Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Andre Russell Wanted To Cry After Fans' Reception

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IPL 2019: Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Andre Russell Wanted To Cry After Fans’ Reception 

IPL 2019: Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Andre Russell Wanted To Cry After Fans’ Reception
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Shah Rukh Khan, co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, has revealed how the warm welcome from the fans after the first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens had made Andre Russell emotional. The Windies star had played a sensational match-winning knock to send the fans go crazy on Sunday.

Chasing 182, the Knight Riders were off to the worst possible start, losing their hard-hitting opener Chris Lynn in the very second over. Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa then steadied the ship with an 80-run stand. However , the Sunrisers once again took command of the proceedings by dismissing Uthappa and the dangerous Dinesh Karthik in quick succession to reduce the home team to 95 for 3 from 87 for 1.

Rana departed soon too. The equation was then down to an improbable 59 from the last four overs and this is when Andre Russell decided to take things in his own hands.

Andre Russell (Credits: Twitter)

The hosts needed 53 runs in the last three overs with Russell batting on 9 off 7 balls.  He then collected 40 runs of the 18th and 19th over including 21 from the 19th over bowled by the ever-reliable Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bring down the equation to 13 off the last over. Shubhman Gill hit two long sixes in the last over off Shakib Al Hasan to help the Knight Riders pull off a stunner.  Russell remained unbeaten on 49 off just 19 balls.

Unsurprisingly, the Knight Riders fans gave him a reception to remember when he was walking off the field after the breathtaking knock. And Shah Rukh Khan has revealed that the allrounder had become very emotional and wanted to cry with the overwhelming reception.

Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to reveal it, writing:

@Russell12A said to me that he was so overwhelmed with the welcome fans gave him, that he wanted to cry. Then decided big boys don’t cry in public. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata. Thk u for the Love.”

 

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