The West Indies giant hitter, Andre Russell is one of the most loved overseas cricketers. He is an inspiration for many aspiring cricketers out there. All thanks to his consistent and phenomenal batting Andre Russell has become one of the top names in the Indian Premier League.
Andre has been carrying the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders on his shoulders for the last 6 years and he wishes to continue playing for the team till the day he retires from the Indian Premier League.
Recently, in an interview with the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise, Andre Russell revealed that he would like to play with the SRK owned franchise till the day he retires from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He said that he would want SRK and all the staff of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise to know about his decision before he plays the last game. He said:
“I’d say, ‘Listen, Shah Rukh, all the KKR staff, everyone. This will be my last IPL and the last home game playing in Kolkata,”
Andre Russell also said that when he retires from IPL, he wants to witness the same environment as players in big leagues such as English Premier League feel when they retire from the game. He said:
“Just like players in big (football) leagues like English Premier League, or the Basketball guys (at NBA) retiring from the sport say ‘okay, this is my last game’ and they wave goodbye to the crowd – I imagine I would love to be at KKR until that moment in my career,”
Furthermore, Andre Russell said that he is looking out for the IPL trophy. He said that he hopes that IPL happens this year and they win the trophy. He said:
“I’ve been at KKR for 6 seasons now and I enjoy every bit – getting the MVP award and all is good, but I want more. I really need that cup as well, and I am really hoping that we can have the IPL this year, so we can become the Champions,”