West Indies players are known for their aggressive shots and the big sixes they hit during T20 cricket. West Indies batsman Andre Russell is one such player, known for hitting big sixes and playing in different T20 leagues around the world. Russell is an important member of the Indian Premier League franchise and also plays for their reserve teams Trinbago Knight Riders and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the CPL and ILT20 respectively.
Andre Russell He is currently playing for the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in the ILT20 2024. Knight Riders defeated Desert Vipers in their recent tournament match by 6 wickets. While Knight Riders were able to defeat ABKR co-owner Vipers, Shahrukh Khan He went out to watch the game at the Dubai International Stadium.
Shah Rukh Khan, known by the name ‘King Khan’ among his fans, is also very popular for his signature pose. Andre Russell was seen striking Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic pose after the end of the match against the Desert Vipers. Shahrukh Khan was humiliated by Andre Russell’s gesture and responded with a kiss towards him.
Watch: Andre Russell performs Shah Rukh Khan’s signature look during ILT20 in front of him
— Shah Rukh Khan Universe Fan Club (@SRKUniverse) January 21, 2024
Coming back to the Desert Vipers game against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, in Dubai, the Vipers scored 164/8 while batting first. Adam Hose scored 45 runs off 30 balls, including 4 fours and 1 six, to lead the Vipers in scoring during their innings. Apart from Hose, no other batsman could generate much spin and he was dismissed after making ten or twenty runs or so.
With three wickets at the end of the innings, Ali Khan was the best bowler for the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. Josh Little, Imad Wasim and David Willey each took one wicket, while Sunil Narine claimed two wickets.
Chasing the target, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders lost their first wicket with a score of 4 runs as Alishan Sharafu departed with a score of 1 run. However, Andries Gous and Michael Pepper added 85 runs for the second wicket. Pepper was dismissed for 36 runs off 25 balls and Gous continued his attack from the other end.
Sam Hain (1) was also fired shortly after Michael Pepper’s departure. Laurie Evans scored 21 runs off 18 balls and tried to provide support to Andries Gous at the other end. However, in the end, Gous ensured Abu Dhabi Knight Riders crossed the line and played an unbeaten 95 runs off 50 balls. Gous hit a total of 5 fours and 7 sixes.
The Abu Dhabi Knight Riders moved up to third place in the points table after registering a win in their first match of the tournament. The start was not up to par for the Desert Vipers, who are also the defending ILT20 champions. The ILT20 has proven to be a huge success after the first season of the tournament.