Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell was expected to take the UAE by storm with his bigwigs during the 2020 Indian Premier League. But the explosive hitter faced a tough time in the IPL, as he struggled to get runs in the board. Russell managed to get started, showing that he still has the ability to hit big shots. But he couldn’t capitalize on the early days and he couldn’t save the KKR campaign.
Speaking in a recent interaction, Russell said that he was not in the right mindset throughout the course of the tournament and also compared the experience of living in a bio-bubble to being in a prison.
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“I changed my stance, I changed my technique, I changed the movement of my trigger, all these things I changed just to score runs in IPL and nothing came my way,” Russell told Jamaica-based television network SportsMax.
The pressure was real. I’m a tough player and I didn’t know that I could really feel what happened during this year’s IPL. And I just wanted everything to go fast behind me, “he added.
Coming from a bubble in Trinidad [for CPL]come straight to Abu Dhabi [in IPL]From day to day, you can only go to practice and return to the hotel and your room. You can close your eyes and go to the bathroom, but there is nowhere else to go, ”Russell said.
“I come out of the bubble. I go to Dubai, I have a good time, I drink, I go partying, I relax. I feel alive. When you feel like you’re getting out of jail, it’s like. I’ve never been to prison, but this confinement really felt like ‘Oh my God, I can’t do what I want to do,’ ”he added.
KKR finished in fifth position on the table as Mumbai Indian claimed the trophy for the fifth time to extend the record.