Andre Russell has lit up the ongoing inaugural season of Major League Cricket 2023, taking place in the USA. The first leg of the matches is happening at the Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas, where Andre Russell has entertained the USA crowd with his blitzkrieg batting and powerful ball-smashing abilities.
An integral part of the KKR setup in the IPL, Andre Russell was drafted into Knight Riders’ franchise, Los Angeles Knight Riders, for the Major League Cricket, along with compatriot and KKR spinner Sunil Narine.
He’s played three knocks, two of which have seen his wrath unfurl on the opposition with scores of 55 off 34 balls against Texas Super Kings, and recently 42* off 26 balls against San Francisco Unicorns.
However, despite some heroics by Andre Russell with both bat and ball, the Los Angeles Knight Riders have lost all their three matches so far and are on the brink of not finishing in the top 4, failing to qualify for the playoffs, in the 6-team tournament that is the Major League Cricket 2023.
WATCH: Andre Russell hits Haris Rauf for a gigantic 108-meter six
In the game against San Francisco Unicorns, with the chase getting tight, Russell bludgeoned fast bowler Rauf for the 108-meter six, the biggest in the Major League Cricket 2023 so far.
When LAKR needed 50 runs in the last 12 balls, Rauf came on to bowl the penultimate over of San Francisco’s defense of their total of 212.
Rauf, despite all of his raw pace, chose to bowl a slower delivery in order to outfox Russell. However, the big West Indian smartly waited for the slower ball to arrive and swung the bat with all his might, sending the ball way beyond the deep mid-wicket fielder.
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT METERS!💪
Andre Russell with a SHOT TO THE MOON!🌕 pic.twitter.com/WHYt9HGD1M
— Major League Cricket (@MLCricket) July 19, 2023
It was learned that this six by Russell was measured to be 108 meters, the longest six of the MLC 2023, beating the previous record of 106 meters by Dwayne Bravo, who had hit Anrich Nortje for an enormous hit a couple of days ago.