West Indies cricketer Dwayne Bravo paid wealthy tributes to teammate Andre Russell and said he is their Brian Lara of the T20 format. Russell is thought to be one of essentially the most harmful batsman on the earth in shortest format and his bowling and fielding talents makes him T20 cricket’s MVP.
Bravo feels Russell is greatest within the enterprise within the explicit format and likened his impact to that of West Indies greats Brian Lara and Chris Gayle.
“He’s the best in the world,” Bravo instructed radio station 1955 FM as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
“It’s the identical I used to say of Chris Gayle when Chris Gayle was in his prime – we’re completely satisfied to have him representing us, we didn’t have to return up and bowl towards him in a global match.
“It’s the identical with Andre Russell. Andre Russell now is our Chris Gayle, is our Brian Lara, within the T20 format. He is the famous person,” he added.
Russell just lately confirmed his value towards Sri Lanka the place he led West Indies to sequence-clinching victory in Pallekele. He hit six sixes in a blistering 14-ball innings as West Indies smashed their solution to a seven-wicket win.
Bowlers restricted Sri Lanka to 155 for six after which Brandon King struck 43 off 21 balls and Russell made 40 off simply 14 balls as West Indies raced to 158 for 3 in 17 overs.
Russell was anticipated the set the stage alight within the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders, nonetheless, the beginning of the match was pushed again from March 29 to April 15 attributable to coronavirus pandemic.