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“It’s not a situation that anyone would want to be in” : KKR’s Andre Russell on COVID-19 Impact on him

Due to the spread of live threatening corona virus, globally all activities has been pushed to halt. The most awaited 13th edition of Indian Premier League also face the same fate as BCCI suspend the IPL till further notice.

During the quarantine period many sports personalities steps into social media to spend their time and many recalls their memories in their sports life. Where KKR’s Dinesh Karthik reveals how it feels when CSK roped Dhoni in 2008.

In that series CSK’s Ambati Rayudu Picks Favourite IPL Team Between CSK and Mumbai Indians. West Indies all-rounder and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) cricketer Andre Russell said that the coronavirus situation is preventing him from doing what he does best.

“It’s not a situation that anyone would want to be in. It is affecting the whole world, and it is affecting me, preventing me from hitting those sixes and do what I do best,” said Russell while speaking on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.

Russell also added that he is missing the cash-rich event. He even asked everyone to stay safe as that is the only thing that can be done.

“I would have been in India right now enjoying the atmosphere and all the good vibes there, but we have to stay as safe as we can at the moment,” he added

The 32-year-old cricketer confessed that he gets the “most goosebumps” while playing in the IPL, even more than playing at home in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

“Let me confess something, IPL is where I get the most goosebumps. I get that in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) as well, but when it comes to playing in the IPL, especially at Eden Gardens, there is no comparison to that crowd,” said Russell.

“When I walk out before facing a ball, the welcome I get is love, and yes it puts pressure on me. But it’s a good kind of pressure,” he added.

The batsman had made his IPL debut with Delhi Daredevils in 2012, but due to limited opportunities and injuries, he was restricted to a handful of games in the first two editions. Currently, he is one of the biggest stars of the league with KKR.


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