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Andre Russell reveals his quirky cricketing superstitions

Andre Russell played a blistering knock of 52 in just 22 balls for KKR against Chennai Super Kings.

 

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Star Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder, Andre Russell has revealed two superstitions he swears before stepping on the park. The destructive West Indies revealed that he always ensures that he crosses the rope with his left leg. He further disclosed that he taps his bat four times before the bowler approaches him.

β€œYeah of course. Every player has superstitions. Some are over the moon, while some are simpler. My superstition would be making sure that my left leg goes over the rope (first) before I enter the field. I tap my bat four times before the bowler approaches me. If I don’t do that, I feel that I am not going to do well when that ball is bowled,” Russell revealed.

Andre Russell played a blistering knock of 52 in just 22 balls for KKR against Chennai Super Kings. However, his knock was not sufficient to take his team over the line. Just like Russell, KKR pacer Shivam Mavi also revealed his superstition. Mavi said that he is exactly opposite to Russell as he likes to step in the ground with his right foot.

β€œYeah of course. Every player has superstitions. Some are over the moon, while some are simpler. My superstition would be making sure that my left leg goes over the rope (first) before I enter the field. I tap my bat four times before the bowler approaches me. If I don’t do that, I feel that I am not going to do well when that ball is bowled,” Russell revealed.

Mavi is yet to get a game in the IPL 2021. He had an average outing the last season, picking up 9 wickets in 8 games.

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