Andre Russell one of the finest batsmen of the T20 cricket never shows mercy to the opposition when he is on the song. He prefers to hit monstrous sixes rather than running between the wicket. So, no doubt the bowlers around the world don’t like to bowl him. But there is one player from his Kolkata Knight Riders‘ squad who doesn’t like to ball him in nets. He is none other than the spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
In the recent interaction, the Indian cricketer revealed that he tends to get scared when Andre Russell hits big ones in the net session against him. However, he believes that bowling against the Windies also given him experience and idea on how to face batsman in death overs. Kuldeep feels that KKR is fortunate to have Russell in their squad.
“To be very honest I don’t like to bowl to Andre Russell during the nets sessions because you tend to get scared when he goes for the big one, and sometimes he misses out and it comes straight to you,” Yadav told News 18.
“Difficult to adjust yourself but yeah, if you are bowling to him you get a lot of experience to bowl in death overs or big-hitting batsmen. It’s a good experience for me and he’s definitely one of the best T20 players and we’re lucky to have him,” Kuldeep further said.
Talking about Andre Russell’s credential, he scored 510 runs in 14 games last year in the IPL at an average of 56.66 and a whopping strike rate of 204.81. Overall, he has played 64 IPL games and has a strike rate of 186.41.
Meanwhile, KKR has not lifted the IPL title since 2014. They are two-time IPL winners but have failed to live up to expectations in the past two-three seasons. In IPL 2020, under the captain of Dinesh Karthik, they will play their first match against Mumbai Indians on 23 September.