Kingston (Jamaica) West Indies knockout all-rounder Andre Russell was hit by a ball during the match in the Caribbean Premier League. Russell had to be taken off the field after being hit by the ball. Russell was playing for Jamaica Thalawazd in a match against St. Lucia Joux when he missed a short ball and pulled the ball into the helmet near his right ear. After this, he fell on the pitch.
At that time, the 14th over of Thalawaz's innings was going on and Russell had not opened the account. The ball hit Russell fast at the helmet and because of this, Russell fell on the pitch immediately. As soon as he fell, the fielders of the jocks ran towards him and took off his helmet and tried to know about his injury.
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After this, Russell was immediately taken off the field on a stretcher. He could play only three balls. His CT scan was done in the evening in which no serious injuries were seen. This was confirmed by his franchisee in his medical update.
Andre Russell has been stretched off, after being hit by Viljoen
– Jamaica Tallawahs (@JAMTallawahs) September 13, 2019
Jamaica Thalawaz scored 170 runs in his 20 overs in this match. St. Lucia Joux achieved the target of 171 runs by losing only 5 wickets with 20 balls. Rochem Cornwall, from Lucia Joux, gave his team victory by playing a blistering 75-run knock from 30 balls. Gayle Philip scored the highest innings of 58 runs from Russell's team. In this match, Jamaican captain Chris Gayle was dismissed for zero. Gayle scored a record century in this tournament in the first two days.
Russell is considered a very special player in T20. In the IPL this year, he played several match-winning innings for Kolkata Knight Riders. But he could not reach his team in the final. He was defeated by the Mumbai team. While a match before that, on the basis of his brilliant performance, Kolkata made a place in the playoffs by defeating Mumbai.