IPL 2021: Andre Russell’s Cryptic Message With Bottle in Hand

West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell hasn’t quite been his usual explosive self for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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After yet another forgettable outing at Ahmedabad on Monday, where the 32-year-old scored just 10 runs against Punjab Kings (PBKS), the Jamaican took to Instagram the next day to share a cryptic message with his fans.

The tall right-handed batsman posted a picture of himself holding a bottle of ‘Old Monk’ rum and writing alongside, “It’s ok to not be ‘ok’”.

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Though Russell’s team finally hit winning ways, beating PBKS by five wickets, the West Indian seemed in a sombre mood, captioning his Instagram picture with, “(Drinking emoji) helps all the time.”

The cricketer has averaged only 19.66 in this edition of the IPL, having crossed the 10-run mark just twice in six innings.

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The only time the destructive batsman went berserk was when he hit a 22-ball 54 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). And despite the pyrotechnics, Russell could not guide his side to victory in that match.

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