Andre Russell was his best against CSK © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Andre Russell was his best against CSK © Getty Images ( File Photo)

Sep 19, 2014

Gautam Gambhir has come out in praise of his ‘ Superman’ Andre Russell whose 34 ball 48 took Kolkata Knight Riders( KKR) to a three wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings( CSK).

“Even in the past he has been our Superman. On most occasions he is dancing , grooving, laughing and when he gets bored he does all of these all over again. Amid all this, he is still a bloody good cricketer. There is a method to his power hitting. Just recall his use of depth of the crease while hitting those sixes against Chennai Super Kings, ” wrote Gautam Gambhir in a column for Hindustan Times.

Russell came onto bat when the Kolkata Knight Riders had almost lost the match and run-rate had escalated to a point where it looked impossible to achieve. But then his five sixes changed everything and KKR escaped a first match loss.