Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell on Tuesday responded to the tweet of KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan by defeating Mumbai Indians by 10 runs in match number 5 of IPL 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
KKR, despite scoring 122 for 4 at the end of 15 overs, failed to chase the target of 153 runs set by MI and managed only 31 runs at the loss of six wickets in the last 5 overs. Shahrukh Khan was disappointed after the Bollywood actor apologized to fans on Twitter.
perform poorly. At least ask @KKR to apologize to all fans! Shahrukh wrote on Twitter.
Russell, who expected KKR to line up with former captain Dinesh Karthik, said he supported Shah Rukh’s response when he was asked about the co-owner’s tweet at a post-match virtual press conference.
Yes, I support that (Shahrukh Khan) tweet, but at the end of the day the game of cricket… you are not sure until it is over, Russell said.
The West Indies cricketer, who took 5 wickets in just 2 overs in the first day, failed to hit the boundary in the last 5 overs despite being dropped twice.
Russell was out for 9 off 15 balls off Trent Boult in the final over.
I think we are still convinced, we have still played some good cricket and I am proud of the boys. You know, we’re definitely disappointed but it’s not the end of the road, it’s just the second game and we’re going to learn from it, Russell said.
Talking about the collapse towards the end, Russell said that he had seen too many T20 sides that suddenly suffered defeat in this way.
I think it is a game of cricket. I have played hundreds of T20 matches and I have seen games where teams cruised to the driver’s seat and then suddenly lost a few wickets, new batsmen came and started struggling. Happened tonight
So we definitely have to learn this as I have said before. We will look to make sure who stays in the is and once we learn from all these mistakes that happened tonight we will definitely do better because we have a good team. I have confidence and trust in the boys. .
Russell further said that batting on the wicket was not the easiest and it was also challenging for him.
You have to try and be as open-minded as possible. Batting is a difficult wicket and it is not easy for a new batsman to come in and start hitting the ball. It is very challenging. Even for me the ball was a bit up and down. This is not the easiest wicket to bat, no matter how good you are, you really need a few balls to get your eye on it.