Watch video: Andre Russell and wife announce arrival of their first baby in style

Updated: Sep 18, 2019, 14:26 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

The heartwarming video received many congratulatory replies from other West Indies cricketers including Gayle, Sammy and Brathwaite

Andre Russell and his wife Jassym Lora. Pic/ Russell's Instagram
Andre Russell and his wife Jassym Lora. Pic/ Russell's Instagram

West Indies star all-rounder Andre Russell may not be active on the cricket field but he is still making headlines. Russell and his wife Jassym Lora recently announced that they are expecting their first child together. Andre Russell also called it 'another blessing'.

The Windies star took to photo-sharing website Instagram to post a photo of him and his wife as well as a video. What's unique about it is how Russell and his wife managed to reveal the gender of the child. In the video, Russell's wife Jassym bowls underarm to him as he smashed the ball which then bursts out into pink smoke. Thus, revealing that the couple are expecting a baby girl! How cool and unique is that?

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

#newblessings

A post shared by Andre Russell (@ar12russell) onSep 15, 2019 at 8:00pm PDT

Andre Russel went on to caption the video: So it's #GIRL another blessing in my life it didn't matter if it was a girl or a boy, all am asking God for is a healthy baby #babyrussell @partyblasterspro

The heartwarming video received many congratulatory replies from other West Indies cricketers. Opening batsman Chris Gayle posted, 'Where was my invitation. Congrats bro..another lucky girl'. Wishing a safe pregnancy and successful delivery, said Carlos Brathwaite. Darren Sammy went on to comment saying, 'Congratulations champ wishing the wifey a healthy pregnancy @ar12russell'. While Samuel Badree said, Girls rule the world bro...blessings.'

Andre Russell was last seen part of the West Indies squad at the 2019 ICC World Cup earlier this year. During the tournament, Andre Russell suffered a knee injury and hence missed the T20I series against India which followed.

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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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