Monday, December 5, 2022

Andre Russell hungry to smash sixes

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Andre Russell has been in tremendous form in IPL 2019. He has scored 406 runs in 11 matches he has played so far in this season. He holds the record of hitting most sixes in this season with 42 sixes.

In conversation with media, he said “I am so hungry right now to represent the West Indies and to smash sixes. I want to do what I’ve been doing here and score hundreds. A lot of fans (have been) saying all sorts of things. They never know what it is to play with injuries and to play in situations where you are not comfortable,” Russell said on the eve of KKR’s Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens here.

He added “If you keep playing for your country and you are not comfortable then the performances won’t show as it always shows here in franchise cricket. What has been happening over the years is we have been playing all around the world in T20 leagues, we have been treated like royalties and we haven’t been treated like we are part of the Caribbean team. I think that is where it should be more fun because we speak the same language, we can be yourself and stuff.”

Russell is selected in West Indies World Cup squad, on asked about how he is feeling about it. He said “I wasn’t surprised to be a part of the World Cup squad. I have been doing well. I have been back and forth with the selectors and coaches back home. Once I am doing my work well here and performing that will lead to national duties. I was not really focusing on the World Cup. I was just focusing on KKR, making sure that I did my best here.”

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