Born on 29th April, this Jamaican cricketer plays for West Indies on an international level and also for Jamaica in West Indian domestic cricket. He is well known to be an all rounder in the cricketing arena who is widely regarded as the biggest hitter. Did you know that he hit a century in just 42 balls which is 3 fours and 11 sixes in Caribbean Premier League vs Trinbago. He has a different and unique style of batting which is famous among players in the world of cricket. He fully makes use of his feet as a support and uses the ground to its fullest.
That is why he is known to be a big hitter on the left side and is fond of hitting powerful shots down the ground. Born to Michelle Russell and Sandra Davis, his parents immensely supported him in chasing his dream. With years of practise and training, he has finally emerged as one of the most sort after player in the history of cricket. Some of the cricketers who inspired him in life include batsmen AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle and the bowlers include Courtney Walsh.
Andre Russell has been in a relationship for quite a long time now. He is already married to Jassyne Lora who is a model and his long term girlfriend. Not much is known about his private life because he doesn’t like to make his private life public. Apart from that, he has been a part of few controversies which brought him in limelight.
In one of his interviews, he had said that, playing just for West Indies wouldn’t be sufficient to meet his expenses and hence T20 domestic leagues are also a priority for him. Some of his other hobbies include dancing and his favorite actor is the renowned Jamie Fox.
This extraordinary player, made his debut in 2010. Undoubtedly, he is known for his excellent batting skills in T20 International Cricket too. He has played innumerable matches for Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League, Worcestershire in County Cricket, Sydney Thunders in Big Bash League, Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League, Jamaica Tallawahs and Comila Victorians in Bangladesh Premier League.
He made his ODI debut in the year 2011 for the Cricket World Cup at Mohali against Ireland. He won the hearts of his coach and team mates by taking 1/37 from just 10 overs and bowled out Ed Joyce at 84 off 106. Also, breaking a 91-run partnership with Gary Wilson, he did halt the fluent Irish run chase.
Similarly, in 2011, in a match against India in Cricket World Cup at Chennai, he took 2/46 which marked the beginning of his popularity among people. Similarly he played a series of other matches with Pakistan and got his share of recognition and fame in no time. No wonder, he is one of the most renowned batsman in the world of cricket now.
Andre Russell Net Worth
Andre Russell today has a net worth of approximately $15 million US dollars in 2017.
Recently, Andre Russell was tested positive in one of the doping test. Thus, he has been banned for one year. This player who has emerged victorious twice in T20 is said to have committed the violation eleven months ago after having registered three filing failures in the year 2015. Also with this all rounder player being banned for a year, Kolkata Knight Riders chose Gautam Gambhir as a perfect replacement for Andre Russell. This news was a blot from blue to many of his fans who were disheartened to know that they won’t be able to see him on the crease for about an year.
Undoubtedly, he is one of the incredible players of West Indies. He is known for performing well on crease in the toughest of situations and handling the pressure well. He is an inspiration to millions of people who wish to pursue cricketing as their passion. What makes him stand out in the crowd is his sheer determination to achieve indefeasible feats in life. In a nutshell, he is an excellent sportsperson who has proved himself with upcoming years. He will be remembered as one of the greatest players in cricketing history.