Veteran West Indies cricketer Andre Russell on Monday joined his compatriot Dwayne Bravo after attaining a singular T20 double within the IPL 2020 fit between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Russell accomplished the feat after disregarding Devdutt Padikkal within the sport.
Russell, with the early wicket, was the 10th T20 bowler to take 300 wickets. He follows Bravo (509 wickets), Lasith Malinga (390 wickets), Sunil Narine (390 wickets), Imran Tahir (380 wickets), Sohail Tanvir (362 wickets), Shakib Al Hasan (354 wickets), Shahid Afridi (339 wickets), Rashid Khan (317 wickets) and Wahab Riaz (304 wickets). Russell accomplished the feat in his 337th T20 look.
With the dismissal, he additionally was on the second one cricketer on the planet to attain 5000 T20 runs and take 300 wickets after Bravo. The latter has scored 6331 runs in his profession, whilst Russell has controlled 5642 runs.
Speaking concerning the fit, RCB had received the toss and opted to bat first in Sharjah. Russell’s wicket gave KKR an early leap forward, disregarding Padikkal for 32 prior to captain Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch seemed to restore the innings.