Born in Jamaica on 29 April 1988, Andre Russell is a West Indian all-rounder known for hitting big sixes. A hard hitting lower middle-order right handed batsmen, Russell is the only bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries in T20s.
Russell made his first ODI appearance in World Cup 2011 against Ireland and was a part of West Indies two T20 World Cup wins in 2012 and 2016. He is always in news for his flamboyant personality and different hairstyles. Russell has also faced an Anti doping ban of 1 year by an independent doping panel in Jamaica.
A Russell, Dre Russ
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April 29, 1988
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vs Sri Lanka on November 2010
vs Sri Lanka on 1 November 2015
Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sydney Thunder, Islamabad United
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He is the first bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries in T20. On 21 September 2013, he took the wickets of Yuvraj Singh, Kedhar Jadhav, Naman Ojha and Yusuf Pathan in a match against India A.
He has scored a century in 42 balls in CPL (11 sixes and 3 fours)
He scored 36-balls 88* against CSK in a losing cause in IPL 2018
Awards and Recognitions
In IPL 2016, Russell was the highest wicket taker from Kolkata Knight Riders
Russell was named amongst the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament in May 2018
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) booked him under anti doping whereabouts violations. He was banned from cricket for 1 year on 31 January 2017.
Listening music, Dancing
AB De Villiers and C Gayle
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Fried dumplings, Curry goat, ackee and saltfish
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
July 28, 2016
8.5 crore (retained)
Lesser Known Facts
Russell began a second career under the name ‘Dre Russ' as a recording artist in 2014
Sir Vivian Richards got impressed with his initial all-around performances and referred to him as one of the future players to watch out for.
In this year's IPL edition, Russell scored his career-best 88* in just 36 balls against CSK in a losing cause
A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.