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| On Updated : May 4, 2020 10:49 AM IST

Watch: Andre Russell reveals Virat Kohli inspired him to slam 48 off 13 vs RCB in IPL 2019

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell recalled the time when he showed Indian skipper Virat Kohli his place during the IPL 2019.  Andre Russell was in conversation on the episode of ‘Knights Unplugged' when he revealed how Virat Kohli triggered him during the game against RCB.

What did Andre Russell say?

Russell appeared on the latest episode of Kolkata Knight Riders' show ‘Knights Unplugged'. Recalling the game against RCB during the IPL 2019, Russell talked about Virat Kohli's reaction over a wicket. He recalled Kohli celebrating the KKR's fall of wicket aggressively and pointing to KKR supporters in the match played on M. Chinnaswamy stadium last year. Andre Russell added that the celebration triggered him and he asked Shubman Gill to give him the strike as much as he can.

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In case you didn't know –

During the IPL 2019 edition, Andre Russell single-handedly snatched the victory from RCB's hands in front of their home crowd. Batting first, on the brilliant knocks from Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB managed to post a huge total of 205/3. KKR had a good start chasing the target of 206. However, KKR kept losing wickets on the regular interval. An RCB victory looked likely when KKR needed 53 runs in the last 3 overs with Russell and Shubman Gill on the strike. However, what happened next stunned Virat Kohli and RCB supporters. The Kolkata Knight Riders' allrounder Andre Russell went berserk on bowlers to chase down the total in the next 2.1 overs only with 5 balls remaining. Russell played a knock of 48 runs off just 13 deliveries including one four and seven sixes. KKR miraculously won the match by 5 wickets and ‘Dre Russ' was deservingly awarded the man of the match.

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