“His Bat Hasn’t Spoken At All Till Now”, Aakash Chopra Slams Andre Russell

Andre Russell(Image: IPL)

Former Indian cricket team opener Aakash Chopra slams Andre Russell for his underperformance in the ongoing IPL 2023.

Aakash Chopra Slams Andre Russell

KKR’s Andres Russell made an impressive start against PBKS but failed to maintain the momentum. In the match against RCB, Russell returned for a duck and in the last match against GT, Russell scored just 1 run.

Ahead of KKR’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chopra said that players like Rinku Singh and skipper Nitish Rana have stepped up but Russell’s form remains a major concern for the Kolkata side.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra

“Kolkata is a team on a roll. It seems they are a team with problems. Andre Russell’s bat hasn’t spoken at all till now. It looks like something is lacking in batting but Rinku Singh comes one day, Venkatesh Iyer comes another day, and now Nitish Rana has also scored runs,” said Chopra.

Both Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer found their form against GT in the last game with Rinku stunning everyone with five sixes in five balls to clinch a sensational win for the side.

Chopra was all praise for the batting unit in general and tried to guess how they will line up against SRH.

“Venky Iyer has batted well and played very well in two games. His batting order has been moved slightly up and down. He might continue to bat at No. 3, could open, or get pushed to No. 4. If Russell scores run, the team’s stature will suddenly grow even further,” he added.

KKR won 2 matches out of their 3 appearances in IPL 2023 season and holds 4th spot in the IPL 2023 Points Table. KKR will play their 4th game against SRH on April 14 in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.