IPL 2021: Andre Russell Reveals His Superstition In Cricket, Says ‘I Tap My Bat 4 Times Before The Bowler Approaches Me’
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IPL 2021: Andre Russell Reveals His Superstition In Cricket, Says ‘I Tap My Bat 4 Times Before The Bowler Approaches Me’

Andre Russell
Andre Russell (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star Andre Russell has revealed his superstition in cricket. Many cricketers have some sort of superstitions when they take on the field and Andre Russell is no different. Andre Russell revealed that he always taps his bat four times before a bowler approaches him. Andre Russell is one of the powerful hitters who is known for aggressive batting and smashing big shots all over the ground.

Russell thrilled fans with his quickfire knock during Kolkata Knight Riders’ previous match against Chennai Super Kings. The West Indies all-rounder smashed 54 runs off just 22 balls. For his blistering knock, Russell smacked 6 sixes and 4 fours. However, his stint in the match ended after he was bowled by a tricky delivery from Sam Curran.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell (Image Credit: Twitter)

Every Player Has Superstitions: Andre Russell

Kolkata Knight Riders shared a video on social media in which Russell shared his quirky superstitions in cricket. Russell mentioned that one of his superstitions is tapping his bat four times before the bowler approaches him.

“Yeah of course. Every player has superstitions. Some are over the moon, while some are simpler. My superstition would be making sure that my left leg goes over the rope (first) before I enter the field. I tap my bat four times before the bowler approaches me. If I don’t do that, I feel that I am not going to do well when that ball is bowled,” Andre Russell said.

 

Even after Russell’s majestic knock against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders ended on a losing note after being short of 18 runs for victory while chasing 221. Russell has so far scored 99 runs in 4 matches in IPL 2021. Earlier, he also bagged a 5-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders have witnessed a tough journey IPL 2021 so far. The Eoin Morgan-led side has only won 1 match out of 4.

After bagging victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening game, Kolkata Knight Riders lost three back-to-back matches against Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Chennai Super Kings. KKR holds the 6th spot in the points table with 2 points. They will next face Rajasthan Royals on April 24 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.