Kolkata Knight Riders‘ Caribbean all-rounders Andre Russell and Sunil Narine cuffed some humongous sixes while ‘testing’ the former’s new bat. KKR on Friday shared a video of the same on their official YouTube channel.
In the video, Andre Russell can be seen changing the grip of his bat before hitting the nets to assess the blade’s power, smashing mighty sixes over long-on and the sightscreen. Sunil Narine and KKR’s assistant coach Abhishek Nayar’s were also present, observing Russell.
Nayar also hilariously suggested to Narine that Russell was hitting the ball like the West Indies spinner. To this, Sunil Narine jokingly replied: “No chance! Mine would probably just land inside.”
Intrigued by seeing how far the ball had traveled, Narine also joined the party, taking the bat from Russell and tried it out himself. The swashbuckling pair also shared a moment of appreciation for the bat in between the session, with Russell saying: ‘Bat’s nice, eh?’
After an underwhelming IPL 2020 campaign in the UAE, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will look to help KKR in qualifying for the playoffs. But, with the arrival of a familiar face in the form of Shakib Al Hasan, Narine might not be an obvious pick in the playing XI.