‘Baahubali’ on-duty, on-field but it’s not Prabhas here
Bollywood superstar and co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan, is completely awestruck by Andre Russell’s explosive innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore during a match of Indian Premier Leauge(IPL) yesterday which is evident from the fact that he took to Twitter to share this ‘Baahubali’ image of the Jamaican player.
Well played boys @KKRiders @lynny50 @NitishRana_27 @robbieuthappa . Each one in the team did so well but you all will agree all words of praise r worth less than this picture… pic.twitter.com/bak2zQ9NqD
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 5, 2019
And here’s how elated Twitterati responded to King Khan’s tweet.
You are the King, my Love. And all the King’s men we Rule. Our boys will do anything but snatch win for you to make you smile. We Rule. 💪🏼🔥 This is a Battle and we are the Ultimate Conqueror 💜#KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/sMRHSCi7Ur
— ♡ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ♡ (@JacyKhan) April 5, 2019
— Javed (@JoySRKian_) April 5, 2019
— Tᴏᴜʜᴇᴇᴅ ♠ᴰᵉᵛ (@iamSrkfanking) April 5, 2019
— Abdullah Ahmad Siddiqui (@AbdullahSrkAhmd) April 5, 2019
— Tᴏᴜʜᴇᴇᴅ ♠ᴰᵉᵛ (@iamSrkfanking) April 6, 2019
Needing 66 runs off 24 balls against RCB, KKR were up against it before Russell came in and smashed an unbeaten 48 off 13 balls to complete the job with five balls to spare. His knock comprised seven sixes and one four.
Russell’s brutal hitting came after Virat Kohli (84 off 49) and AB de Villiers (63 off 32) recreated their “magic” with a delightful 108-run stand to take RCB to 205 for three.
KKR were kept alive in the chase through opener Chris Lynn (43 off 31), Robbie Uthappa (33 off 25) and Nitish Rana (37 off 23) before Russell singlehandedly got the job done in the death overs.
(With PTI inputs)