Andre Russell sustained shoulder injury during KKR vs RCB match, last night: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) premier all-rounder Andre Russell has now come under a serious fitness issue following his outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), last night. Russell hurt his shoulder while attempting to save a boundary on the field against Faf du Plessis’ RCB.
Russell has been a vital cog in Kolkata’s squad since IPL 2014. The all-rounder plays a key role for KKR with both bat and ball owing to his sensational cricketing skills. However, over the years, the fitness concerns of Andre Russell have troubled KKR more often than not.
The Caribbean all-rounder was seen in pain and walking gingerly while bowling in the 13th over against RCB. Owing to his fitness issues, Shreyas Iyer held him until the final over of the match, which eventually KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach Brendon McCullum, in the post-match conference, gave a much-required update on Andre Russell’s uneasiness.
“Dre [Andre Russell] ran around the boundary, dived and stopped that boundary for us which was fantastic. Unfortunately, he just picked up a little bit of a bump, which meant his shoulders were little bit sore. But Dre being Dre, he still wanted to try and get the job done. He wasn’t quite able to but, look, those are the things which happen in low-scoring games,” he said in the post-match press conference.
Russell had a bit of a rough outing on the field with both bat and ball against RCB. The all-rounder conceded 36 runs in just 2.2 overs at an expensive economy of 15.40. Moreover, he was only able to score 24 runs from his 18 deliveries.
Shreyas Iyer hailed for his brilliant captaincy:
Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have now registered one win and a loss in its two matches of the Tata IPL 2022. KKR won its opening match against CSK, however, fell a few inches short against RCB, last night.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer was highly hailed for his apt captaincy in the low scoring thriller against RCB by the experts. Iyer used his resources wisely and took the game to the final over of the match.