West Indies talisman all-rounder Andre Russell has no regrets after missing out in the ongoing ICC World Cup. Russell was ruled out of the entire injury after his knee continued to trouble him. Thus, the all-rounder had to undergo knee surgery. Meanwhile, there were a lot of expectations from Andre Russell after he had a successful Indian Premier League season for Kolkata Knight Riders.
The gun all-rounder had shined with both and ball. Unfortunately, for Russell as well as West Indies, the injury demons came back to haunt him again. In fact, Russell was aware that it is going to be difficult for him because of the cold English weather. However, he was hoping against hope that his knee would support his body. But it wasn’t to be the case.
Big things were expected from Russell.
Subsequently, Sunil Ambris was named as the replacement for Andre Russell. The all-rounder revealed that he had started to feel the brunt from the first match against Pakistan.
“There is no regret,” he told the Jamaican Observer of his decision to make himself available for the tournament.
“I knew it was going to be tough for me. I knew it was going to be challenging because I knew I had this knee problem that has been worrying me for the last couple of years.
Russell also took to his Instagram handle to let his followers that the surgery has gone to plan.
Russell revealed that he tried to go the extra mile thinking that it is the World Cup. However, Russell soon became the liability for the team rather than an asset. Thus, it was a disappointing end of World Cup for Russell as his body was not able to keep him up.
“It was always going to be a challenge coming here, especially in the colder conditions.
“I made the sacrifice to fight and to push through the pain because I was feeling it in my knee from the first game against Pakistan, but this is the World Cup, and in my head, I knew people were expecting a lot from Andre Russell,” he added.
Meanwhile, India and West Indies will take on each other at Old Trafford, Manchester on 27th June.