Ahead of RCB clash, KKR’s Andre Russell looking to UFC fighters for added motivation

Kolkata Knight Riders travel to M Chinnaswamy Stadium to take on Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With the RCB vs KKR clash on the helm, all eyes naturally will gravitate towards Andre Russell. The Jamaican, delivered a scintillating 25-ball 64 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their season opener.

In a pre-match conference, Russell issued a clear warning to his adversaries with his blazing innings, attributing his strong start to a shift in mindset.

“I think it’s all about the mindset. Had some good seasons where I smashed it all over. I watched those videos and realized that I was clear in my thoughts towards every delivery. Allowed myself to be under pressure because I’ve been thinking too much.”

His explosive innings against SRH were a refreshing change from his subdued performance in IPL 2023, where he struggled to leave a mark, accumulating only 227 runs from 14 matches and claiming seven wickets.

“I’m feeling good. I have four packs so I’m working on the next two. I’m working on being leaner and lighter and it’s working for my body and shows in my performance as well. I like to watch the UFC fighters. To see those guys looking strong and lean is a motivation for me as well,”


Mar 29, 2024 7:26 AM