Kolkata Knight Riders was able to score 177 runs only due to the Russell’s innings. Muscle Russell robbed last over for 20 runs when Kane Williamson decided to go with Washington Sundar.
Even though Russell missed out on only one run to hit a half-century, but he has done such an amazing thing in the IPL that you will also be surprised to think about it. Definitely, he is man of X-factor who can’t be missed from the leader’s board.
Russell has become the only player in the history of IPL to have scored more than 250 runs and more than 10 wickets in 4 IPL seasons. Before Andre Russell, Jacques Kallis had managed to score more than 250 runs and more than 10 wickets in 3 seasons of IPL. That is, Russell is now in the forebearer of this prestige record.
He has become the first cricketer to do so. By the way, apart from Jacques Kallis, Pollard and Hardik Pandya have been successful in doing such a feat in 2 seasons of IPL, while Shane Watson has also made a record of taking more than 250 runs and more than 10 wickets in 2 seasons of IPL.
In IPL 2022, Russell has already scored 330 runs and has bagged 17 wickets so far. Apart from this season, Russell was successful in taking 510 runs and 11 wickets in the 2019 IPL. At the same time, in 2018 he took 13 wickets along with 316 runs. At the same time, in the 2015 season, Russell took 326 runs and 14 wickets.
Apart from this record, Russell has also become the fastest batsman to complete 2000 runs in terms of balls in IPL. Russell has managed to complete 2000 IPL runs off 1129 balls. Another record adds to this tally, he has also become the fourth batsman to score 2000 runs from KKR.
Gautam Gambhir (3345), Robin Uthappa (2649) and Yusuf Pathan (2061) have scored more than 2000 runs for KKR in IPL.
Talking about the match, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) overcame the setbacks from Umran Malik due to Russell’s stormy innings and his half-century partnership with Sam Billings, against Sunrisers Hyderabad for 177 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL Match) match.