KKR mentor David Hussey has confirmed that the all-rounder Andre Russell sustained a hamstring niggle while fielding in the game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. Russell sprinted to the stop the ball traveling to the boundary in the 17th over and after throwing it in one motion, he looked grimacing in pain.
Hussey stated that the medical staff is looking after Russell carefully and it will be too early to tell as of now if he will be able to play the next game. “It’s still too early to tell. He said he felt something pop in his leg, his hamstring. We’ve got the best medical staff in the business so they’ll tend to him and hopefully it’s nothing too serious, because he’s a key part of our team.
“He’s been playing very very nicely with the bat, the ball, and in the field. So hopefully nothing too serious and he can come back and light the competition up like we know Andre Russell can do,” Hussey said after the match.
KKR had a control over the match with CSK needing 26 runs from their last two overs. Prasidh Krishna bowled the crucial 19th over and conceded 22 runs where the contest literally ended. In normal circumstances, Russell would’ve bowled the penultimate over who had delivered three overs by then conceding 28 runs while picking Ruturaj Gaikwad.
“Of course when Andre went off the park he had one over to go. Was he gonna bowl? No one really knows. He bowled particularly well up front, so he probably was going to bowl the 19th over,” David Hussey further added.