Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

During the 9th match of the Major League Cricket (MLC), an unfortunate accident happened at the Church Street Park in Morrisville, when one of the sixes from Andre Russell struck the head of a young fan. After the finish to the pulsating encounter between Washington Freedom and Los Angeles Knight Riders, the star all-rounder went on to check the young fan’s condition and signed him some merchandise too.

For the unversed, the captain of Washington Freedom, Moises Henriques won the toss and put the opposition into bat first. Los Angeles Knight Riders didn’t have the best of starts as they lost four of their top order wickets for 68 runs inside 11 overs.

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Then, Andre Russell joined Rilee Rossouw in the middle to put together a fantastic partnership of 86 runs in 7.4 overs to put LAKR in a strong position. The South African pro scored 41 off 30 deliveries, but his innings was laced with four sixes. The star of the show was the West Indies all-rounder, who smashed 70 runs off 37, which included six fours and six maximums all around the ground.

On July 22, Saturday, Los Angeles Knight Riders sent out a post on their official Twitter account, in which the young fan, who took the blow to the head from one of those sixes, received a big hug from Andre Russell upon meeting him. Then, the 35-year-old checked the boy’s head, where the ball had struck him, before giving him a signed miniature bat and a couple of hats. In the meantime, the LAKR player also gave advice to him, “Next time when Dre Russ is batting, keep an eye on the ball, ok!”

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Meanwhile, in their bowling innings, Los Angeles were no match to Washington, who went on to chase the 176-run target in just 18.1 overs. The openers Matthew Short and Andries Gous gave a fiery start to WAF, which allowed the middle order, including the likes of Glenn Phillips and the captain Moises Henriques, to make a mockery of the run chase.