Andre Russell is a West Indian and they are all about fun and games, songs and dance. As Kolkata Knight Riders knocked Kings XI Punjab out of IPL 2019 on Friday, Dre Russ decided to get on the floor and turn into a 'Desi Boy' with some hindi music.
Russell, who has been one of the star performers in this year's IPL with 510 runs and 11 wickets, sang the hit number 'Subha Hone Na De' from the movie 'Desi Boyz' as his teammates cheered him on.
Dre Russ looked in fine form and it looked like he could give his good friend DJ Bravo a run for his money.
The whole KKR squad bonded over the moment and looked to be enjoying themselves after a fine victory over Punjab as they lived to fight another day in the tournament.
KKR ron on Shubman Gill's knock as he showed maturity beyond years as Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets on Friday to stay afloat.
Chasing a target of 184, the 19-year-old Gill showed his range on his 'home turf' with an attractive 65 not out off 49 balls balls, anchoring the chase after Chris Lynn (46 off 22 balls) set the pace with some big hits in the Powerplay overs.
Not only did KKR reach the target in 18 overs but they also improved the net run-rate as they now have 12 points with a must-win away game against Mumbai Indians left.
The opening duo added 62 in 6 overs before Lynn was dismissed havingh hit five fours and two sixes.
Robin Uthappa (22, 14 ablls) looked good but didn't stay long enough even as Gill, who hit five fours and two sixes carried on with minimum fuss.
Andre Russell (24 off 14 balls) hit a couple of sixes in the 50-run stand in only 4.2 overs to cut the chase short.
Earlier, Youngsters Sam Curran and Nicholas Pooran displayed belligerence as Kings XI Punjab put on a respectable 183 for 6 against Kolkata Knight Riders after being pt into bat.
While West Indies' Pooran smashed 48 off 27 balls to give the innings initial impetus as he added 69 runs for the third wicket with Mayank Agarwal (36 off 26 balls), Englishman Curran walloped KKR bowlers to smash an unbeaten 55 off 24 balls to take the score past 180-run mark