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Watch: Andre Russell checks up on young fan hit on the head by his six in heartwarming gesture | MLC 2023

Andre Russell met a fan injured by his six | MLC 2023
by Aadya Sharma 2 minute read

Watch: In a heartwarming gesture, LA Knight Riders’ Andre Russell made sure to check up on a young spectator injured on the head by his six, during their Major League Cricket 2023 fixture against Washington Freedom.

Russell was the Knight Riders’ lone-ranger, smashing a 37-ball 70, replete with six fours and as many sixes, helping them recover from 68-4 to post 175-7 in 20 overs.

One of his six sixes was a fierce strike off West Indies teammate Akeal Hosein, travelling 86 metres and clearing the long-off boundary. Using his feet, Russell reached the pitch of the ball, and powered it over the boundary line: replays showed that the ball had landed on a young kid’s head, with his guardian hugging him and rubbing his head.


After the game, the young fan, still being administered an ice pack, was called up to meet Russell. The Jamaican all-rounder greeted the fan with a smile, hugging him first and then chatting with him. He proceeded to sign some memorabilia for the fan, and also posed for photos.

Despite Russell’s big-hitting, LAKR ended up on the losing side, with a combined batting effort by Freedom ensuring a six-wicket win and knocking the Knight Riders out of the competition.

Watch Russell greet the fan here:

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