The Mumbai Indians beat the Kolkata Knight Cavaliers by 10 points on Tuesday, recording their first victory of the tournament. KKR’s defeat left Shah Rukh Khan disappointed as the Bollywood actor took to Twitter to apologize to fans. And Andre Russell reacted to it.
Russell was supposed to take KKR to the line with former captain Dinesh Karthik. But much to everyone’s disappointment, the skipper failed to cross the line in the last 5 overs despite falling twice. SRK took to Twitter and tweeted: “Disappointing performance. to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans! Take a look at the tweet.
Disappointing performance. To say the least @KKRiders apologies to all fans!
– Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 13, 2021
During the post-match virtual press conference, Andre Russell said he supported this reaction from Shah Rukh when asked about the co-owners tweet. He said, “Yeah, I support this tweet (Shah Rukh Khan) but at the end of the day the game of cricket… you’re not sure until it’s over.”
The West Indies cricketer picked up 5 wickets in just 2 overs earlier in the day but failed to hit the limits in the last 5 overs despite being abandoned twice. He was then dismissed in the final by Trent Boult for an agonizing 9 points on 15 balls.
Andre Russell also said: “I think we’re still confident we’ve always played good cricket and I’m proud of the boys. You know we’re really disappointed but it’s not the end of the road, it’s only the second game and we’re going to learn from it.
He also spoke about the collapse towards the end. He said, “I just think it’s a game of cricket. I’ve played hundreds of T20 games and seen games where teams have settled in the driver’s seat and then suddenly lose a few wickets, new hitters come in and have a hard time getting away and it is what happened tonight.
Andre Rusell went on to say, “So we definitely need to learn from that, as I said before. We’ll be looking to make sure who’s in, stay and once we learn from all of these mistakes that have happened tonight, we will definitely do better because we have a good squad. I trust and trust the boys.
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