#OnTheUp: The Dre Russ birthday bash 2019

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29 Apr, 2019 5:27 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – We all may be fans of cricketers, but we forget even cricketers are fans. A quick glance through social media over the past week will be enough to justify that, although while doing that, you may also come across a few other interesting happenings.

Such as birthday ‘bashes’ – in every sense. On the night before he turned 31, Andre Russell did what he usually does. He bashed, if you will, a 40-ball 80*, doing his bit to break Kolkata Knight Riders’ six-match losing streak.

And a performance that good deserved a special gift.

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 might be just a month away, but Aaron Finch, the Australia captain, isn’t letting on-field rivalries come in the way of genuine admiration for two of India’s greatest cricketers.

At the other end of the humility spectrum, there was the self-styled Universe Boss Chris Gayle …

… and even the Jamaican Prime Minister found himself unable to resist his charms.

The week also made us ponder the circle of life. While their cricketing journey was just beginning for some …

… for others, it came to a satisfying end.

And what of life after retirement? Going by this good-natured ribbing, it is a lot of fun!

Last week, Kevin Pietersen came out with a documentary. This week, it’s Faf du Plessis’s turn.



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