Russell played 48 balls in 17 balls and played a key role in the victory of the hosts in the match at the Eden Gardens ground. Russell said, 'You should know what you want to do. If the ball happened in the slot during the batting, then I play a big shot. I have been doing this for many years and I am also doing this work and I am happy.
However, Russell's innings would end before the start of the innings. Fast bowler Mohammad Shami had put him out with a superior yorker, but at the time only three players from Punjab were inside 30 yards, due to which the umpire decided no ball.
Russell said, 'Thanks to the player standing outside the circle of 30 yards. He is a new player, I forgot his name but very nice Thank you. When I was out. I was thinking that I missed the chance today, but when I saw that all in the dugout are pointing to no ball, then I thought that God is a front foot no ball and I get free-hit.
Russell said, 'But I realized that a player is out of the circle and I took advantage of that opportunity. You do not get such opportunities every day and you have to take advantage of these opportunities. Russell also gave a win to his team in the last match against Hyderabad, playing in a strong innings. Kolkata's next match will be from Delhi.
What was the whole case?
In fact, in the match, a dramatic development was noticed when Mohammed Shami bowled explosive batsman Russell in 16.5 overs. However, Ravichandran Ashwin did not pay attention to field teaming of his team at that time and that ball was 'no ball' because the three fielders of Punjab were within 30 yards and while the minimum was to be four.
Russell got life, and whatever happened afterwards, Kings XI Punjab almost made it out of the match. When Russell was bowled on the ball, he was playing with 3 runs. However, Russell took full advantage of this lifespan and scored 48 runs in 17 balls with three fours and five sixes.
Russell combined with Uthappa for a fourth wicket partnership of 67 runs and reached Kolkata to 218 for four wickets. Kolkata scored 65 runs in the last 24 balls. If Russell was out on the ball, then Kolkata could not have scored so many runs. In response to the 218-run win over KKR, Punjab's team could only manage 190 runs in four overs in 20 overs.