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Watch: Russell breaks the ball by his power hitting in LPL


There are two types of batsmen in modern-day cricket. The first type relies on timing rather than power while the second one relies mostly on power. West Indies international Andre Russell falls into this second bracket. Time and again, he has shown how dangerous he can be when he gets going.

Watch: Russell breaks the ball by his power hitting in LPL

Russell shows no mercy to the opposition teams and it is just how he goes about his business. With impeccable ability to generate immense bat speed against the pace of the ball, hitting sixes is just as easy as a pie for him. The power-hitter has earned a massive fan base for his brutal hitting.

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The Caribbean didn’t bring the best out of himself in this season’s IPL. Though he tried his best, he couldn’t unleash his true colours. While he began shooting, his innings didn’t last long. He might have had a disappointing campaign at the United Arab Emirates but certainly not in Sri Lanka.

The all-rounder is currently in Lankan soil for the Lankan Premier League. He is plying his trade for Colombo Kings in the LPL. He recently hogged the limelight when he scored the fastest fifty in LPL. The danger man smashed a 14-ball-fifty against Galle Gladiators.

He ended up scoring 65 off just 19 balls and helped his team post 96/1 in just 5 overs. Galle Gladiators lost the game by 34 runs. His quick-fire fifty is the third-joint fastest fifty in T20 cricket.

Andre Russell breaks the ball:

During the LPL match between Colombo Kings and Jaffna Stallions, Andre Russell stole the spotlight for his brutal hitting. In the process, he broke the ball and the video of which is doing the rounds on social media platforms. He ended up scoring 32 off 20 balls where he hit 2 fours and 3 sixes.

He fractured the ball while hitting fours and sixes to Binura Fernando’s bowling. Following the incident, the on-field umpires changed the broken ball with a new ball. Colombo Kings beat Jaffna Stallions by 6 wickets. Apart from Russell’s knock, Dinesh Chandimal was the pick of the batsmen.

The Sri Lankan international scored 68 off 51 balls. He hit as many as 7 fours and 2 sixes in his knock. Earlier, Jaffna Stallions managed to post 148 in their quota of 20 overs. Hasaranga top-scored for Stallions with 41 off 23. Colombo Kings’ Chandimal was named the man of the match.

Here’s how Russell broke the ball:-


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