Andre Russell was in exceptional touch against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The right hand batsman won another game for his IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders. He smashed an unbeaten 48 runs off 13 balls as KKR surpassed the 206-run target with five balls to spare.
KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was delighted with the effort of players and went on to praise his team. He reserved special praise for Andre Russell, who won his third Man of the Match award in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League.
The official Twitter handle of Baahubali replied to SRK's tweet in style.
In another tweet, SRK lauded Andre Russell.
KKR were standing on the brink of losing second game of the season with 68 runs required off 26 balls when Russell came out to bat.
The West Indies batsman started carnage after facing 5 deliveries and there was no looking back as KKR sealed the win with ease.
Earlier, Virat Kohli (84 off 49) and AB de Villiers (63 off 32) added 108-run stand to take RCB to 205 for three.
Kolkata Knight Riders have started the Indian Premier League 2019 with a bang. They have won three of their first four matches. The Dinesh Karthik-led franchise is co-owned by one of the finest actors in India, Shah Rukh Khan. Dinesh Karthik, who has interacted with SRK a lot, has stated that he is a top owner. The skipper further added that Shah Rukh Khan is a sports lover, who advocates healthy rivalry.
Shah Rukh Khan has always motivated players and has gone out of the way to help franchise members. His ownership has been lucky for KKR as they have won two IPL titles.
He also owns Trinbago Knight Riders and Cape Town Knight Riders in Caribbean Premier League and South Africa’s T20 Global League respectively.
“Firstly, he is a terrific person. In the little time, I have spent with him, he is a top owner to have and is genuinely a large-hearted person who wishes well for his team and other teams as well. He likes to see a good cricket match. He is someone who is sport loving. He is not all about KKR, and 'we need to win'. He likes to see a good game,” he said
“As much as he loves KKR and wants us to do really well, he is someone who understands losses and is able to react to them in a positive way. I am lucky to have an owner like him, to put him in a nutshell,” he added.