Twitter reactions: Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav help KKR steamroll PBKS at IPL 2022

In the eighth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Chasing a paltry target of 138, the Knight Riders were struggling at 51/4 in seven overs. Before Punjab could dominate further, Andre Russell absolutely turned the tables with a blistering knock.

Russell demolished the PBKS bowling attack and took KKR to a memorable victory. The Caribbean superstar took PBKS bowlers to the cleaners smashing them into the stands. He slammed as many as eight gigantic sixes during his unbeaten 31-ball 70 run knock to take KKR over the finish line.

Earlier, Umesh Yadav‘s splendid bowling inspired KKR to pack Punjab for just 137 in 18.2 overs. Yadav returned with his career-best figures in the cash-rich league and completely destroyed the PBKS batting lineup.

Yadav dismissed the likes of Mayank Agarwal (1), Liam Livingstone (19), Harpreet Brar (14), and Rahul Chahar (0) to complete his four-wicket haul while conceding 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs, including a maiden.

“We showed some real fight with the ball initially and then Dre Russ came in and got going. Credit to him for taking the game away from us like that. I think it was a 170ish wicket. We started off well but could not capitalize, there were a few soft dismissals. But it is fine as it is the start of the tournament. They (bowlers) pulled it back nicely for us with 4 for 50, we were in the game, but Russell took the game away. There were a lot of positives to take away,” said PBKS captain Mayank after the match.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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