Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders swashbuckling all-rounder, has suffered an injury scare during a botched attempt to catch KXIP skipper KL Rahul during Saturday’s encounter in Abu Dhabi.
The incident occurred during the 2nd over of Kings XI Punjab innings after KL Rahul miscued a straight lofted stroke off Prasidh Krishna.
Russell, in an attempt to take the catch, ran back to not only spill it but to add insult to injury, he proceeded to dive on the electronic boards thus injuring himself.
The swashbuckling all-rounder was then taken off the field for some treatment.
Russell’s injury rounded off what has been a forgettable day for the all-rounder thus far. Earlier in the day, the right-hander’s woes with the bat continued as he was dismissed for a three-ball five courtesy a brilliant wide yorker by Arshdeep Singh.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik (58 off 29 balls) finally regained his form and along with opener Shubman Gill (57 off 47 balls) ensured that the Knight Riders eventually posted 6-164 in 20 overs.
Chasing 165, KXIP have got off to a decent start, with the opening duo of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal posting 55 runs in the first 7 overs. Andre Russell has been brilliant with the ball for KKR in this IPL and it will be interesting to see whether the star all-rounder comes out to bowl.
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