IPL 2020: Andre Russell's power shot smashes camera during training. Watch video

Published: 23 September, 2020 12:01 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Andre Russell who is known for his hard-hitting and brute strength rather than majorly focusing on technique, will definitely have a go at the bowlers in today's match against Mumbai Indians.

A screen grab from the video shared by Kolkata Knight Riders on Instagram
A screen grab from the video shared by Kolkata Knight Riders on Instagram

Kolkata Knight Riders will finally be playing their first match in the IPL 2020 tournament and they will be looking at one of their star batsmen - Andre Russell - to deliver on this big day. Without a doubt KKR, will be aiming to see him perform and Russell seems to be raring to hit the ball beyond the stadium if this video is anything to go by.

Andre Russell who is known for his hard-hitting and brute strength rather than majorly focusing on technique, will definitely have a go at the bowlers in today's match against Mumbai Indians.

Meanwhile, KKR had posted a video of the West Indies player practicing his shots during a practise session 2 days ago. In the video, Andre Russell keeps sending all deliveries soaring into the air when thrown at him. However, one particular delivery was hit so hard by Russell, that he ended up breaking one of the recording camera glasses.

Kolkata Knight Riders went on to captione the video, "Oh gosh! That’s SMASHED – wait for the last shot.. #MuscleRussell warming up to his devastating best! @Russell12A #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Dream11IPL.” Watch the entire video below.

KKR fans as well as the team alike will be eagerly awaiting to see what rapid Russell has in store this IPL 2020.

Andre Russell, who entered the KKR team in 2014 and has been a hero ever since, has so far played 64 matches and scored 1,400 runs at an average of 33.33 and an unfathomable strike rate of 186.41. He has 8 fifties to his name with a top score of 88*. Besides his batting Russell is also valuable with the ball as he was KKR's leading wicket-taker in IPL 2019 and was also named Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Kolkata Knight Riders will face Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in match 5 of the IPL 2020.

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    Andre Russell is a Jamaican cricketer, who plays for the West Indies team in international cricket and represents Jamaica in domestic cricket.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Good morning sunshine @jassymlora"

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    Andre Russell is a batting all-rounder, he bats and bowls right-handed.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Andre Russell posted this picture with his wife Jassym Lora from a vacation."

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    Andre Russell is considered as one of the most destructive all-rounders in the world, known to change match situations in a short span of time with his batting and bowling.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Travel in style with #barbzz @jassymlora"

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    Andre Russell got married to Jassym Lora in 2016. Both were dating before the wedding.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "#myotherhalf @jassymlora"

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    Andre Russell is quite established in the IPL as well, he started off his IPL career in IPL 2012 when he was bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for Rs. 3 crores.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "As a man in life we all need good friends around to make sure things goes well but most importantly a strong woman to keep you focus! @jassymlora #chargie #tilliman"

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    Andre Russell, however, could not do much in the Delhi team and was sidelined in the IPL 2012 and IPL 2013.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "#familia! @jassymlora @little_miss_russell #granmther #grandfather"

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    Andre Russell was then picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014, with the bargain of the IPL auctions, for a mere Rs. 60 lakhs.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Happy new year to everyone out there with love an respect I hope 2017 will be bigger and better for you all chilling with these two @jassymlora @gurinder_19"

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    In IPL 2019, Andre Russell has been outstanding for the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he has single-handedly won the match for the franchise with his performances with the bat and ball.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Just want to wish this beautiful soul a #happybirthday and wishing you many more #mylove @jassymlora"

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    In the 6 matches that Andre Russell has played in the IPL 2019 so far, he has scored 257 runs at an astounding strike rate of 212.39.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "The face she makes when she misses her #chocolate @jassymlora"

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    Apart from the runs with the bat, Andre Russell has been handy with the ball as well, picking 5 wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. 

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Andre Russel posted this picture with Indian actress Mallika Sherawat, at an event."

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    Andre Russell has so far not lit up the World Cup 2019 in the way that he performed in the IPL.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Its my lucky night am such a big fan! @lisahannamp #womanpower"

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    But all that can change in West Indies' match against Bangladesh, which the Windies have to win to keep their semi-final quest alive. Andre Russell will be the player to watch out for.

    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Well done #KKR into the play-offs #teampartyhard"

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    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "My white and black #badbitches"

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    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Getting there!"

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    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Focus on what's ahead!"

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    Andre Russell posted this picture and captioned, "Still a legend mi boss!! #proud @usainbolt"

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    Andre Russell posted this picture with his daughter and captioned, "#myprincess"

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