A T-20 Power Pack, The Beast, The Mussel Russel was born today i.e 29th of April 1988.
We are talking about Jamaican Cricketer Andre Dwayne Russell popularly known as The Big Fish or DreRuss, He has played in more than 300 Twenty20 matches for a range of sides in leagues, throughout the world. No total is beyond him neither is any game lost until he’s at the crease.
It’s been more than 17 years since T20 cricket started and only four players have a strike-rate of more than 160 and only one in the 170+ category, and that is Russell. He has a strike-rate of 171.29 after 321 T20 games which is a mind-boggling stat.
It’s Russell’s 32nd birthday today (29th April) and birthdays are a good time to reflect on some of the records, stats and achievements.
Last year, on his birthday, Russell had an absolute blast as he smashed a 40-ball 80 (six fours and eight sixes), took a couple of catches and took 2/25 to single-handedly help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) end a six-match losing streak.
On his Birthday Today, Let’s reflect at some of his match innings for IPL Franchise Kolkata Knight Riders last year…
548* off 13 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
It was against Royal Challengers Bangalore where Andre Russell smashed 48 wining knocks in just 13 balls after suffering four consecutive defeats. The strugglers had done well to post a total in excess off 200. Having walked into bat with his team in a difficult spot, Russell blasted unbeaten 48 off 13 deliveries with one four and seven sixes. KKR chased down 206 with five deliveries to spare.