Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shahrukh Khan
on Sunday claimed that Andre Russell was 'bewildered' with the welcome he received and also it made him emotional. He also thanked the whole KKR device for kick-starting their brand-new project on a high after they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 arches in their very first suit of the season.
Minutes after KKR subdued Sunrisers in a thrilling experience, the Bollywood superstar tweeted out claiming, "@Russell12A stated to me that he was so overloaded with the welcome fans provided him, that he wanted to sob. @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa & @RealShubmanGill & the whole team plays for You Kolkata.
Shahrukh in addition to co-owner Juhi Chawla applauded for the home team from the stands at Eden Gardens.
Returning to IPL after a year, David Warner offered Sunrisers the begin they would have anticipated from him. His 118-run represent the opening gate with Jonny Bairstow saw Sunrisers post 181/3 on the board.
Russel produced a match-winning performance to spoil Warner's return as he shattered 49 runs off 19 balls, which included 4 6s and also as several limits, to power his group to triumph. Needing 53 in the final three overs, Russell smashed the 18th over for 19 runs as well as took place to hit an additional 21 off the 19th over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Shubman Gill completed the procedures for KKR as he smashed Shakib Al Hasan for successive sixes in the 20th over to finish the 182-run chase with 2 spheres to spare.
The Caribbean cricketer has added considerably in KKR's current success in the organization. His incorporation in the side adds deepness in both batting and also the bowling department.