10 Things You Must Know About Andre Russell!

10 Things You Must Know About Andre Russell!


10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ANDRE RUSSELL Hello cricket fans all around the world, is
IPL fueling your passion for more action on the field? The Indian Premier League might not be everyone’s
go-to platform to watch their favorite players but it is getting a lot of hype these days,
coz season time! And if you are tuning in to IPL every day
then you already know who the rage is this season- Andre Russell! There is a reason he is widely regarded as
one of the most powerful strikers of the cricket ball- this guy is GOOD! He is a bustling pacer and a middle order
batsman too, what more could you ask for? If you weren’t his fan already, we guess
you’ve turned into one now! And now maybe you’d wanna delve deeper into
his life, what say? NUMBER 1. THE DEBUTS
What would be your reaction if we told you that Russell got out for a duck on his T20
debut? This comes as a shock but April 21, 2011 was
rather harsh on our star batsman because when he went to bat against Pakistan as his very
first attempt at the shortest cricket format, it was sad! Russell was facing Wahab Riaz and gave 2 dot
balls before handing a catch to A Rehman to end his maiden T20 innings. Interestingly the Indies still won the match
by 7 runs! On the other hand, when he made his debut
at ODI cricket it was directly for 2011 World Cup. Can you believe that? NUMBER 2. RECORDING ARTIST
A lot of people believed that the Kolkata Knight Riders fan armies gave Andre Russell
his popular nickname ‘Dre Russ’. You were also one of them, right? You’ll be surprised to know that the legend
himself had coined the nickname way back in 2014. But why did he do that, self-love? Not really. Back in 2014-15, Russell or Dre Russ as he
called himself, was recording songs! He uploaded 2 songs with the names ‘Sweat
Whine’ and ‘Sweet Heart’ but he soon left the path and returned to cricket. In a recent interview he revealed that he
has his mind set on entering the Indian Music industry. Let’s see where this goes! NUMBER 3. RECORDS
Do you remember the time when T20 format was new to the cricket universe? Nobody thought that scoring a century was
possible, let alone a bowler’s hat-trick! But defying all odds, in the 2018 edition
of the Caribbean Premier League tournament Russell achieved both these feats in the same
match. Can you believe that? Although he wasn’t the first man to do it
but that doesn’t cast a shadow on his talent! It is interesting to note that Russell is
currently holding the “highest strike rate” position at IPL 2019. If he goes like this, we won’t be surprised
if he takes West Indies towards victory in the coming world cup! NUMBER 4. EMOTIONAL MOMENT
We all know Andre Russell as a fearless guy on field because that’s what he has portrayed. But interestingly, there is an emotional man
hidden somewhere inside that tough exterior. In a recent interview, Russell recalled, “When
I got banned in 2017, I was depressed. I do not cry easily, but to see Venky Mysore
[KKR CEO] take up the phone and say they were going to retain me through that time, water
filled my eyes. They know me, that’s the thing about family. I owe these performances to them.” Coconut in the true sense! NUMBER 5. CHRIS GAYLE IS BRO
Let’s take you back to the early days of Russell’s career in international cricket. He was known for his big hitting but seldom
only was he able to play big knocks. However, it all changed in the 2016 T20 World
Cup where the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle himself went to Russell and instructed him to use
bigger bats. In Russell’s own words, “I used to use
lighter bats, but when you make contact with a light bat, it doesn’t go anywhere. During the World Cup, he came to me and said,
‘Russ, you’re better than that. You can use bigger bats, you’re strong.” The advice has worked well for our hero! NUMBER 6. MONEY FACTOR
A great cricketer like Andre Russell will be paid well, obviously! With an annual income of about $4 million,
Russell is probably paying a fortune in tax! Considering his net worth is a whopping $15
million, he wouldn’t worry about the tax so much! He raked $0.6 million each from Pakistan Super
League and Big Bash League back in 2017. Is that a small sum for this star cricketer? Well, he even made a glorious $1.8 million
through IPL in the same year! It is safe to say that Andre Russell has got
the money it takes to lead a glamorous life. Which brings us to… NUMBER 7. LIFESTYLE
He is a lover of cars and his garage hosts beauties like- Mercedes Benz CLA 200, Range
Rover Sports, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes GLE 250D and BMW M3. That would be a long fleet of cars escorting
Russell! Oh and he might add Tata Harrier to his fleet
if he wins the Harrier Super Striker title in IPL 2019! Did you hear about his mansion which is worth
a million dollars? It is a huge bungalow with a swimming pool,
ideal for some pool parties! Oh wait, he actually trains in there! This guy has some dedication in his veins! But every now and then parties on yachts and
private jets! https://www.instagram.com/ar12russell/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzUk94OeT48 NUMBER 8. LOVE LIFE
The West Indies player has never left us unimpressed with his batting skills but how many of us
know about his wife? Russell married long term partner Jassym Lora
back in 2016. Recently she was at the receiving end of a
lot of hatred! You won’t believe but haters had nasty things
to say about her looks. Like come on, the woman is gorgeous and is
a popular model in Jamaica! But this girl takes no shit and called out
haters through her Instagram post that read, “Social Media has made too many of you comfortable
with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it.” You go girl! https://www.instagram.com/jassymloraru/?utm_source=ig_embed NUMBER 9. TEST CRICKET
Andre Russell is known for marvelous numbers in the shorter formats of cricket but his
record for playing with the red ball after donning the white jersey is a complete U-turn! This was way back in November 2010 when Russell
made his debut in test cricket and any idea how that experience was? The reason why the game is worth remembering
after all these years is because he made 2 runs after coming at number 10. Wait for more, he took a good 9 balls to add
the two runs! But he managed to take a wicket- Tillakratne
Dilshan. Oh and this was the only test match Russell
ever played! NUMBER 10. IPL MONEY GAME
A lot of money flows into IPL every year and we mean A LOT! Russell for that matter was bought by the
team Delhi Daredevils for two consecutive years- 2012 and 2013 but his performance wasn’t
as effective as it is this year so Delhi released him before the 2014 season and that’s when
everything changed. In the auction, Mumbai Indians submitted a
bid of INR 50lacs but when KKR made a bid of 60lacs, Mumbai didn’t go any further. What a blunder! Look at Russell now! He was retained at the same price for 4 years
but when in 2018 the teams were shuffled, KKR bit a whopping INR 8crore to retain him! Do you think Russell will take his team to
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