IPL 2021: "I support it" Andre Russell reacts to Shah Rukh Khan's tweet after losing the match against MI


Kolkata Knight Riders lost their second game against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. At one stage, the Morgan-led side looked in the game but Rahul Chahar's comeback made them difficult in the run chase.

The leggie removed both the set batsman Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill from the crease. Following that, he continued to do the same against the opposition skipper Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi as he sends off them back to the dressing room for single-digit scores.

Besides, after losing the game, the "King of Bollywood" Shah Rukh Khan came up with a tweet for his fans. He too disappointed with the KKR team for their poor performance against Mumbai Indians and would have talked to the team and management.

"Disappointing performance to say the least. Apologies to all the fans!" Shah Rukh Khan's tweet. 

Here is the tweet of Shah Rukh Khan:

Andre Russell agrees with Shah Rukh Khan's tweet

The power-hitting batsman Andre Russell was in the along with Dinesh Karthik but failed to do so. Considering their loss, Andre Russell agreed with Shah Rukh Khan's tweet in the press conference and said "Yeah, I support that Tweet but at the end of the day the game of cricket… you are not sure until it’s over.

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I think we are still confident, we still played some good cricket and I am proud of the boys. You know, we are definitely disappointed but it’s not the end of the world, it’s only the second game and we are going to learn from it."

"It was a bit difficult to hit at the end. The guys were bowling cutters, and they were bowling into the wicket. But at the end of the day, we are professionals. Not going to look for any excuses. We should have crossed the line tonight," he added.

"We know what we can do, and I know what I can do. Unfortunately good finishers like me and DK, we didn’t get bat to ball. If we had got a few boundaries, the game would have been over. We are going to go back to the drawing board.

We have been playing some good cricket. It is just about moving from this game and going from strength to strength." 

When the 32-year-old asked about luck, he said "It’s part of the game. Sometimes luck goes your way. Sometimes it doesn’t. At that time, I was looking to rotate the strike, not allow too many dot balls.

Once we would have ticked over, we knew we would have been good. I didn’t get any runs, and that’s what built a bit of pressure on me."