BENGALURU, India, CMC- Allrounder Andre Russell is still on a high as he continues to celebrate his history making feat playing for West Indies A against India A in the lone T20 match of their tour on Saturday.
Russell completed a remarkable feat of four wickets in four balls to become the first West Indian to have taken a beaver-trick in T20 format.
He ended with 4 for 45 but could not prevent West Indies A from suffering a 93 run loss to India A at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
“It was enjoyable for me…a great feeling to get four in four balls. We did not win the game and that was disappointing for me, but to have such a great effort with the ball, gave me something to celebrate…,” said Russell.
“You have to take the good things when they come. It’s pretty tough bowling here in India, when you miss your lengths it’s gone.”
Russell took the wickets of Kedar Jadhav, Captain Yuvraj Singh, wicket-keeper Naman Ojha and the dangerous Yusuf Pathan in the penultimate over to enter the record books.
It was the third time in his career the 25-year-old took a beaver-trick.
The first came during the Jamaica National Trials back in 2009 and the second while playing for Barnard’s Green in the Worcester League in England.