Cricket — Russell An Unhappy Camper  

Jamaica and West Indies star all-rounder Andre Russell has been disgusted by how his home and regional boards treated him.

He argued that he was treated better by the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.

Russell made his comment during a recent interview on Star Sports in India.

He pointed to the health issue regarding his long-term knee injuries and how his IPL franchise dealt with it relative to his boards at home.

“Where I was, a few years ago, KKR actually make things happen for me where they send me to get proper treatments on my knees,” Russell said.

“That’s something special to me to be honest. No other franchise or even my country never really invest that much on me.”

The 35-year-old all-rounder has played for KKR since 2014 when he helped them win the IPL title.

Since that time, Russell, who last played for the West Indies during the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021, has declined several opportunities to represent the regional team, often citing health issues relating to long-term knee injuries.

Russell added that he feels at home at KKR.

“I’m happy here. I don’t see any other franchise I would love to be a part of in this tournament because I’ve been here for about nine years now. Been here for so many years, I meet these guys, get closer to them every year,” he said.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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