Yesterday West Indies won their first match of ICC cricket world cup 2019 against Pakistan. In that match West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell took two wickets.
After the match, Andre Russell said,
“A lot of people have been saying I’m in the team as a big-hitting batter but they don’t remember I’m a fast bowler. I think they underestimate me. I’ve been jealous in the past couple of years because people have me down as a medium-pacer. When I see ‘Andre Russell’ come up on the big screen and I see ‘medium-pacer,’ I’m like, who are they talking to?’.
“Actually, I’m annoyed. Who’s responsible for that stuff should change medium-pacer to fast.”
“At the end of the day I’ve showed them I can bowl 90mph. I think they should put some respect by my name. Today, when you turn up and see a (bouncy) pitch like that; it gives you a vibe to bowl fast, an energy to bowl fast.”
“I’ve been playing for years with these knee injuries,” Russell said after the match.
“And sometimes it feels worse than some days but, at the end of the day, I’m a professional. I know what to do to get back. I think I have five days before the next game so that is more than enough time to get my knee back to normal and get it settled,” Andre Russell added”
“Let’s just see what happens. I have a good physio team, massage team, hereso they’re going to be working with me closely for the next couple of days,” Russell signed off.
West Indies will play their next world cup match against Australia on June 6. Chris Gayle and Andre Russell both were looking in a bit of pain. So windies will hope that both will fully fit before the next game.