Andre Russell was at the forefront of West Indies’ T20I series whitewash over Sri Lanka earlier this year. His astounding destructive abilities saw him blast two explosive innings, reestablishing his status as one of the most dangerous power-hitters in the world.
Russell’s blazing knocks have pushed veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to make the claim that the former has acquired the legendary status held by Chris Gayle for West Indies. Bravo mentioned that Russell was key to the Caribbean side’s progress in the future and he hoped he would continue to score runs heavily.
“He’s the best in the world. It’s the same I used to say of Chris Gayle when Chris Gayle was in his prime – we are happy to have him representing us, we didn’t have to come up and bowl against him in an international match. It’s the same with Andre Russell. Andre Russell now is our Chris Gayle, is our Brian Lara, in the T20 format. He is the superstar,” Bravo told a Trinidad radio station.