We have witnessed many blistering knocks in IPL but the innings that was played by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Andre Russell against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was a class apart. RCB and KKR clashed against each other on Friday at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, and while batting first, RCB put up a huge score of 205 runs on the scoreboard.
Things were going good for RCB as victory seemed to slip from the hands of KKR slowly and slowly until the 16th over. When the West Indian batsman came to bat, KKR needed 67 runs of 26 balls and everyone felt that Virat Kohli led RCB will at last taste a win in IPL 2019. However, tables turned upside down as Andre Russell started smashing ball all around the corners and won the match for his team by scoring unbeaten 48 runs in just 13 balls with 7 sixers.
The owner of KKR Shah Rukh Khan was also left awestruck with the superb performance of his player and he photoshopped Andre Russell’s face in the poster of Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali” in place of Prabhas.
“Baahubali” is one of the most successful movies of India and by replacing Andre with Prabhas, SRK wanted to portray that there is no one as powerful as Russell.
Shah Rukh shared the pic on Twitter with caption,
“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…”
Check out his tweet:
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
The official Twitter handle of “Baahubali” also responded and congratulated KKR for the victory. The tweet read,
“Fantastic play @KKRiders 👏🏻
Jai Maahishmathi. Let’s keep the spirit HIGH… @IamSRK !! #IPL2019”
Fantastic play @KKRiders 👏🏻
— Baahubali (@BaahubaliMovie) April 5, 2019
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