Miss your chance against Andre Russell, he will make you pay for it. Accordingly, Kings Eleven Punjab realized the truth against Kolkata night Riders in the last match in IPL-19.
Russell got the life
However, Kolkata Knight Riders scored the highest score in Eden Garden of 218 runs against Kings Eleven Punjab. Therefore, Andre Russell smashed the Punjab bowlers scoring 48 runs from only 17 runs and bagged the man of the match title. Andre Russell’s massive score brought Kolkata Knight Riders a victory of 28 runs.
Andre Russell got a life at the 17th over of their inning. Mohammad Shami threw a wonderful Yorker to him and Andre Russell couldn’t defend it and got out. But the Umpire called “No Ball” due three men was inside the circle instead of four. Russel was clean then but after the life, he became more destructive and the rest was to you.
So Andre Russell joked at the issue, “Thanks to that guy who was outside the ring. Thank you! When I get bowled, I thought I had missed out, but I saw the guys in the dugout signaling no-ball and I was like, ‘please God, [let it be a no-ball]. “I capitalized on that. These things don’t happen every day. Once you get the opportunity to keep going, you have to maximize on it.”
Kings Eleven Punjab has realized the fact
Kings Eleven Punjab Captain Ravichandran Ashwin was unconscious about it and acknowledged that he should be more careful about it, “We weren’t focused on the small things, and the small things do cost you in this format. I should have had a look at it. At that stage, with the slog on, you expect the fielders to keep it on, but obviously, he [the fielder] was a debutant.”
The coach, Mike Hesson has the same question, “We had a plan to Russell, which we executed well. But we weren’t alert enough on the field and the game changed. We had that little bit of jubilation when we got things right, and then things turned pretty quickly”
Therefore, Miss your chance against Andre Russell, he will make you pay for it. Hope Punjab will forget the pain and returned to the tournament.