Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell has been in a terrific form in this season of the Indian Premier League. He is now the highest run scorer in this tournament.
His capabilities to hit sixes has awed cricket fans around the world and many times he has alone cruised Kolkata Knight Riders to victory. Last night against Mumbai Indians in match No. 47, Russell scored a staggering 80-runs with 40 deliveries and hit 8-sixes.
Because of this phenomenal batting performances, fans around the world have labelled him and given the tag of ‘Superhero’.
Speaking at the post-match interview yesterday, Russell said that it makes him happy when people call him a superhero.
“Yes, I am a fan of (Avengers), I am watching it for a while. If the fans say that I am a (super hero) I am happy. Hand-eye co-ordination, a good bat speed and balance is important. I generate a lot of power from the shoulders and core. Everything works together. You need to make sure your body is fit and strong in order to play those upward shots in those moments. When the bowler is trying to outsmart you with a wide or slower ball. That shot was a surprise for me as well (the one I hit over covers). We have given ourselves a chance. Hopefully, the result in the next two games goes our way. One of my best T20 days, definitely. We needed to get 200-plus but getting 230 was just enough. If it was just over 200 we would have been on the losing end. We kept our heads calm under pressure and executed our plans well. Yes, I was worried about the diamond earing.” Russell Said.