Shah Rukh Khan hails ‘Baahubali’ Andre Russell after KKR’s stunning victory vs RCB

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan led the praise for Andre Russell with a photoshopped picture of the all-rounder as a character from the blockbuster film, Baahubali.Shah Rukh Khan was awestruck with Andre Russell’s performance on Friday as he smashed a 13-ball 48 to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.Chasing a mammoth 206 for victory, KKR rode on Russell’s destructive innings to reach the total with 5 balls to spare and with 5 wickets in hand.The win lifted the Knight Riders to second position in the points table. They have three wins from four games so far.Shah Rukh Khan praised all the players in the team but he singled out Russell’s performance as hailed him as Mahendra Baahubali, the protagonist of the record-breaking film.”Well played boys @KKRiders @lynny50 @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa . Each one in the team did so well but you all will agree all words of praise r worth less than this picture…,” Shah Rukh Khan tweeted.Well played boys @KKRiders @lynny50 @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa . Each one in the team did so well but you all will agree all words of praise r worth less than this picture… Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 5, 2019From Bollywood to the cricket fraternity, social media went into a COMPLETE meltdown after @Russell12A’s blitzkrieg last night! #RCBvKKR #KKRHaiTaiyaar (@KKRiders) April 6, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders needed 67 runs from 26 balls when Andre Russell walked into the crease. The visitors were losing a bit of momentum as captain Dinesh Karthik was struggling to get the big ones after Nitish Rana departed for a quickfire 37.advertisementHowever, Russell tore into the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack, smashing three sixes in the 18th over and four more in the 19th over. Tim Southee conceded 29 runs in the penultimate over and KKR gunned down the total with five balls to spare after one of the most brutal onslaughts T20 cricket has ever witnessed.The Royal Challengers meanwhile, have now lost all their 5 matches this season even as the other teams are going from strength to strength.Russell’s innings took social media by storm as cricketers and actors from the Indian film industry lauded the West Indian. Here is how everyone reacted:Andre Russell’s mathematics teacher’s big complaint was that he only learnt the 6 multiplication table.Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 5, 2019That was unreal from Andre Russell #RCBvKKRMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 5, 2019Any asking rate is child’s play for Andre Russell . What a victory ! #RCBvsKKRVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 5, 2019ANDRE THE GIANT!!!!!! What a beast !!!!!! What am I seeing?!?! #AndreRussell #RCBvKKRRanveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 5, 2019Whattttttt a wowwwwww!!!! #AndreRussell is the man to watch out in the @IPL @KKRiders this comeback in the last 4 overs was special. @iamsrk sir did you see that?????ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) April 5, 2019Andre Russell is just ridiculous!!!Sam Billings (@sambillings) April 5, 2019Damn man .. that was just out of any league #andrerussell #RCBvKKR #IPL Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 5, 2019When is a game out of bounds for Andre Russell?Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 5, 2019last_img

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