The veteran West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and the star Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan are famous for the mutual admiration they show for each other. Russell has continuously been featuring for the Kolkata Knight Riders since the Indian Premier League 2014. Since then, the Caribbean stalwart has shown his love and tributes to the franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan on numerous occasions.
A similar was seen recently during the 3rd match of the ongoing ILT20 2024 between Abu Dhabi Knight Riders and Desert Vipers. The cherishing moment came when Russell came up with a special tribute to King Khan by showcasing the latter’s iconic pose, spreading his arms wide.
Furthermore, Russell also flexed his muscles followed by a big cheer from the crowd. Subsequently, Shah Rukh Khan also responded to Russell’s tribute with a flying kiss and thumbs-up reaction.
The video of this heartfelt reaction immediately went viral on social media as soon as it was shared by a user over X (formerly Twitter).
Here’s the video of Andre Russell and Shah Rukh Khan:
Shah Rukh Khan’s team Abu Dhabi Knight Riders won the game today. Andre Russell doing SRK pose 🔥🥰— Syed Irfan Ahmad (@Iam_SyedIrfan) January 21, 2024
Speaking of the action of the match between Desert Vipers and Abu Dhabi Knight Riders, played at the DSC. The Knight Riders skipper Sunil Narine won the toss and asked the Vipers to bat first. Batting first, the Vipers managed to post a total of 164 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Middle-order batter Adam Hose played a crucial knock of 45 runs off 30 balls, with 4 fours and a six on his credit.
While chasing the target, the Knight Riders faced an early blow when they lost their first wicket just at the team’s score of 4 runs in the second over. But then came an amazing 85-run partnership for the second wicket between opener Andries Gauss and the number 3 batter Michael Pepper. Gauss played a swashbuckling and match-defining knock of 95 runs off just 50 balls, hitting 5 fours and 7 sixes with the bat.
Eventually, the Knight Riders comfortably chased down the target in 17.4 overs, and won the match by 6 wickets, scoring 166 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.