Gautam Gambhir, former captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), believes his IPL facet would have won more Indian Premier League titles had arduous-hitting West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell performed more underneath him for the Kolkata-based franchise.
“Imagine Russell going for Rs 50 lakhs to KKR and Pawan Negi for Rs 8 crores to (Delhi) Daredevils. I probably wished that he (Russell) would have been there for seven years when I was playing, we would have certainly won one or two more,” Gambhir stated whereas talking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ present which airs each Saturday at 7 pm.
KKR grew to become the IPL champions for the primary time in 2012, defeating Chennai Super Kings within the last. They repeated the feat in 2014, defeating Kings XI Punjab.
Russell made his IPL debut with Delhi Daredevils in 2012. But sparse probabilities and accidents restricted his variety of video games to a handful for the primary two editions.
Before 2014 version, he was roped in by KKR. But he may function in solely a few video games in that season. However, the tide modified for good in 2015 and it noticed Russell rating 326 runs at an astounding strike-price of 192. He additionally starred with the ball and picked up 14 wickets.
The 2016 version noticed him carry out predominantly with the ball as he picked 15 wickets in addition to scoring 188 runs. KKR made it to the play-offs however did not make it to the finale.
After serving a one-12 months ban, the West Indies all-rounder ended up with 13 wickets and more than 300 runs within the 2018 season. In the final season, Russell scored an enormous tally of 510 runs in addition to choosing up 11 wickets.
In whole, Russell has thus far performed 64 IPL matches wherein he has scored 1,400 runs and picked up 55 wickets.