Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell warned Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore forward of the Eliminator 1 of the IPL 2021 because the West Indies star stated that he desires to hit the ball so onerous that opposition find yourself getting a brand new ball.
Russell additionally revealed the key behind the power he generates to hit the towering sixes that usually put opposition bowlers on the backfoot throughout a sport.
In a video posted by KKR on Instagram, Rusell was interacting with teammates Venkatesh Iyer and Shakib Al Hassan.
“I might do like 20 to 30 pushups daily, simply to maintain up my physique power going, as a result of hitting these sixes, 100 metres or extra, I would do it for a few occasions a yr, however hitting these sixes constantly, it takes constant work,” the West Indies all-rounder stated.
“On the level of contact, more often than not I attempt to make it possible for all the pieces goes to the ball. Some guys, they appear to time the ball. They preserve their form, they usually need the ball to go over the ropes. I need to hit the ball so onerous that they find yourself getting a brand new ball,” he added.
Russell additionally stated that his technique of hitting sixes within the above-mentioned method finally ends up placing excessive stress on the bowling facet.
“I discovered a number of Chris Gayle. He stated that I’m afraid of getting out on the boundary, so I slightly hit the ball over the boundary, like far again, be certain that it is a six,” stated Russell.
KKR will tackle the Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Eliminator on Monday, on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The boys in Purple and Gold might be heading into this sport in opposition to RCB marginally forward by successful 15 of the 28 league matches performed to this point within the IPL 2021.
The winners of Monday’s match might be going through the Delhi Capitals on Wednesday in Qualifier 2.