Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russsell broke into an impromptu dance after Pat Cummins record half century that guided KKR to a thumping five-wicket victory against their rival Mumbai Indians in an IPL 2022 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Russell's dance moves after the match not only amused fans but also made an impression on Bollywood actor and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar took to Twitter and congratulated Cummins by expressing his desire to dance like Dre Russ.
Pat Cummins scored the joint-fastest half century - along with KL Rahul - in IPL history of 14 balls and ended with an unbeaten score of 56 off 15 balls in KKR's run chase on Wednesday.
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"@patcummins30 I want to dance like Andre & hug u like the whole team did. Wow well done @KKRiders and what else is there to say!!!…’PAT’ DIYE CHAKKE!!!" tweeted SRK after the game.
Russell and Shah Rukh's reactions were not at all surprising. Mumbai based franchise have been KKR's kryptonite in IPL with the two-time champions having the worst head-to-head record against the Rohit Sharma-led side.
Following a fine start with the ball, KKR just started to lose their way in the game all thanks to Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma and Kieron Pollard, who guided MI to 161 for 4.
After KKR’s top order collapse the hopes relied on Andre Russell's shoulders. The hard-hitting all-rounder started with a six and a four but was dismissed soon after for 11 runs. With KKR still needing 61 off 41 balls with 5 wickets in hand, MI looked to be the firm favourties. But little did they know what was about to happen.
Within 10 minutes, Pat Cummins blew away the MI bowling attack, slamming 6 sixes and 4 fours in one of the most breath-taking displays in the history of IPL to finish the match in 15 overs.
Pat Cummins didn’t even spare the likes of pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Tymal Mills. However, he reserved his best for Daniel Sams, taking the left-arm seamer for 35 runs in the 15th over to complete the run chase.
With this sensational win, KKR rose to the top of the points table while MI, like CSK, slumped to their third straight loss in the tournament.