He’s unbelievable: Andre Russell’s six-hitting prowess floors Kuldeep Yadav and Jacques Kallis

first_imgHe’s unbelievable: Andre Russell’s six-hitting prowess floors Kuldeep Yadav and Jacques KallisIPL 2019: Andre Russell’s KKR teammate Kuldeep Yadav and head coach Jacques Kallis are in awe of the West Indian superstar’s six-hitting prowess. In this season of the Indian Premier League, Russell has hit 25 sixes in 6 matches.advertisement India Today Web Desk KolkataApril 11, 2019UPDATED: April 11, 2019 20:16 IST Andre Russell has hit 25 sixes from the first six games for KKR in IPL 2019 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndre Russell has hit 25 sixes in 6 matches for KKR in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueRussell’s KKR teammate Kuldeep Yadav said he has never seen anyone bat like thisKKR coach Jacques Kallis said Andre Russell has an all-round gameAndre Russell has captured the imagination of the entire cricket world with his six-hitting capabilties. In the 2018 Indian Premier League, he smashed 31 sixes in 16 matches. This year, he has already hit 25 sixes from 6 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders – overall, in 56 IPL matches, Andre Russell has hit a staggering 93 sixes.These are unbelievable numbers. Kuldeep Yadav, KKR’s lead spinner and Jacques Kallis, KKR coach, say they have never seen anyone hit sixes so consistently. This season, Andre Russell has hit sixes at will and has dug Kolkata Knight Riders out of choppy waters consistently.Kallis, one of the finest batsmen of his generation, said what impressed him most about Andre Russell was that he could hit sixes so consistently and yet play a watchful innings like the one against Chennai Super Kings.”He was a little bit more subdued against CSK. He has got both games. He sums up the game very well,” Kallis told India Today.Asked whether he had ever seen anyone bat the way Andre Russell has in the 2019 IPL, Kallis said: “Not as consistently, four or five times in a row.”Kuldeep Yadav said he has never seen anyone bat like thisNever seen anyone bat like this. Have seen Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) bat but hitting so many sixes is unbelievable,” Kuldeep Yadav told India Today. “This is a good sign for us and we are very lucky he is in our team.”Also Read | India will be silly not to pick Dinesh Karthik in 2019 World Cup squad: Jacques KallisAlso Read | Self-doubt creeps in when I don’t pick wickets, like in this IPL: Kuldeep YadavadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow Andre RussellFollow KKRFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Jacques Kallislast_img

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