IPL 2020: Unfortunately as soon as I sweat and my blood is getting hot I'm getting out, says KKR’s Andre Russell

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Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell was brought back into the team for the key clash against Rajasthan Royals after a break due to a hamstring injury

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell. (Courtesy of BCCI)

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Kolkata Knight Riders won a crucial encounter against the Rajasthan Royals by 60 runsWith it their hopes of making it to the IPL 2020 play-offs are still aliveTheir fate now depends on the remaining two encounters of IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday did whatever was in their hands to keep their hopes of making it to the IPL 2020 play-offs alive and won a crucial encounter against the Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs.

Kolkata, who were the bottom-ranked team ahead of the match are sitting on the 4th spot in the points table now.

It was a must-win game and the franchise brought back their key all-rounder Andre Russell for the encounter.

Russell, who had missed the previous few games due to a hamstring tear, said it was tough to do rehab everyday but he was glad to be playing again.

"It's a good feeling to be back on the field. It's been a tough two weeks doing rehab. But, I'm happy that I'm back. It's a grade two hamstring tear which usually takes 8 weeks to heal. The scan was very ugly. With KKR physio and doctors around me, it helped," Russell said after the match.

The Jamaican seemed to get a good start with the bat, but perished soon after hitting two consecutive sixes when he holed out one in the deep. He scored a quickfire 25 runs off 11 balls.

Andre Russell did not bowl on Sunday

He admitted that this has not been a great season for him and said that as soon as he feels that he is getting a start, he ends up getting dismissed.

“As soon as I start to sweat and my blood's getting hot, I’m ready to go, you know, I get out. It’s unfortunate. But the confidence is there,” Rusell said.

He was unable to bowl on Sunday due to his injury and said that it was a call taken by the team.

"When it (hamstring) is feeling good, that's when it's healing. We have a good bowling (attack), so I can chip in with the yorkers at the death, but for now I'm going to take one game at a time."

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